recidivism en Recidivism <p>Iowa Public Radio concludes it's summer series on Iowa's corrections system with a look at recidivism. Host Ben Kieffer learns why offenders in rural areas may be at a disadvantage when they leave prison, and also, what factors influence an offender's likelihood to return to prison?&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:53:25 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26581 at Recidivism Community Corrections in Iowa <p>Probation, parole, work release and other programs are designed to help offenders live as productive members of the community. Host Charity Nebbe continues Iowa Public Radio’s series exploring corrections in Iowa with a look at community corrections from the perspectives of offenders, parole and probation officers and volunteers.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:35:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 23617 at Community Corrections in Iowa The Purpose of Prisons: Where Iowa Fits In <p>Why do we have prisons?&nbsp; Are they for retribution or rehabilitation or protection? Also, what are the strengths and weaknesses of Iowa's corrections system? Sarah McCammon steps in for Ben Kieffer to look at how prisons in Iowa stake up against prisons nationwide.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:33:23 +0000 Sarah McCammon, Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 22948 at The Purpose of Prisons: Where Iowa Fits In