Iowa Department of Corrections http://iowapublicradio.org en Fort Madison Prison Move Delayed http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fort-madison-prison-move-delayed <p>In Fort Madison, 550 inmates were scheduled to be transferred to a new $132 million state maximum security&nbsp; prison - that was three months ago.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:18:36 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Lindsey Moon 42509 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fort Madison Prison Move Delayed Iowa's Prison Programming http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-prison-programming <p><span class="userContent">Today on Talk of Iowa, we wrap up our corrections series with a conversation on the programs offered to incarcerated offenders. </span>Host Charity Nebbe learns about how these programs are designed for treatment, recovery, rehab, and enrichment. And, she inquires into the effectiveness of these programs towards lowering the recidivism rate.</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:39:03 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 26583 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Prison Programming Spirituality In Iowa Prisons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/spirituality-iowa-prisons <p>Prison inmates have a lot of time to think. Some offenders take comfort in their faith, for others it’s a time to explore a new belief system. Today on Talk of Iowa: spirituality behind bars.<br><br>Host Charity Nebbe finds out what the Department of Corrections does to meet the spiritual needs of inmates, and she listens to stories from those who have worked in Iowa Prisons, including a pastor, a rabbi, an imam, and a Native American spiritual guide. A former offender joins the conversation as well, to speak to her experience finding religion while incarcerated.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:42:24 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 24405 at http://iowapublicradio.org Spirituality In Iowa Prisons Parents In Prison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/parents-prison <p>When a parent is sent to prison, the lives of his or her children are changed forever. Today on Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe hosts a discussion on parents in prison. Maintaining and creating healthy bonds, and breaking the cycle of incarceration.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:53:09 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 24012 at http://iowapublicradio.org Parents In Prison The Purpose of Iowa's Prisons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/purpose-iowas-prisons <p>In our society when you break the law you will be punished, but our prison system is supposed to be about more than retribution.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, we begin our summer series exploring Iowa’s correctional system with a conversation about the purpose of prison… punishment, deterrence and rehabilitation.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:28:30 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 22947 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Purpose of Iowa's Prisons Violent Crime: One Victim’s Story http://iowapublicradio.org/post/violent-crime-one-victim-s-story <p>Host Ben Kieffer&rsquo;s recent conversations with offenders inside the Iowa State Penitentiary prompted this look at the victim&rsquo;s perspective on violent crime. This hour, Ben talks with Jonna Williams of Waterloo, the victim of a kidnapping and rape in 1994, when she was just 13 years old. Also joining the conversation are Black Hawk County Prosecutor Tom Ferguson and Mary Roche, Director of Victim Programs with the Iowa Department of Corrections.</p><p>Contact Jonna about victim&rsquo;s advocacy through her Facebook page</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:21:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4101 at http://iowapublicradio.org Violent Crime: One Victim’s Story