prison 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 Developing Relationship Skills Behind Bars http://iowapublicradio.org/post/developing-relationship-skills-behind-bars <p>When a woman leaves prison she will face many challenges, and to succeed she needs to have the skills to navigate her world and to make good decisions. This hour we talk about a class designed to help incarcerated women do just that.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:54:04 +0000 Charity Nebbe 40926 at http://iowapublicradio.org Developing Relationship Skills Behind Bars 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 Recidivism http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org Recidivism Staffing Iowa's Prisons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/staffing-iowas-prisons <p>Nationally the turnover rate for correctional officers is over 15%. Working in a prison is a stressful and dangerous job, but it can also be rewarding.&nbsp; Today, Clay Masters speaks with a correctional officer from the Mitchellville Correctional Institute for Women joins the program to discuss what its like to work at a prison.</p><p>Also, the union AFSCME claims that the Department of Corrections has insufficient staff numbers running the state’s prison and as a result correctional officers are at risk.&nbsp; Clay Masters looks into the validity of these claims</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:54:00 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah Boden 24421 at http://iowapublicradio.org Staffing Iowa's Prisons 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 Community Corrections in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/community-corrections-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 http://iowapublicradio.org Community Corrections in Iowa Does sex offender treatment work? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/does-sex-offender-treatment-work <p></p><p>As we continue our series on corrections in Iowa…here's the second half of our report on sex offender treatment and monitoring. &nbsp;</p><p>About 1 in 8 inmates in Iowa's prison system are sex offenders, and many go through treatment while in prison. &nbsp;But does it work?</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:47:05 +0000 Sarah McCammon 22986 at http://iowapublicradio.org Does sex offender treatment work? 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 Treating Sex Offenders http://iowapublicradio.org/post/treating-sex-offenders <p>It’s been just over a month since two girls from Dayton, Iowa were abducted near their bus stop - allegedly by a convicted sex offender who’d served nearly two decades in prison. &nbsp;Authorities say Michael Klunder abducted the girls and committed suicide later that day.</p><p>The fact that Klunder was free at all has prompted questions about how sex offenders are evaluated, treated and monitored.&nbsp;</p><p>This story begins a summer series examining Iowa's correctional system.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 22901 at http://iowapublicradio.org Treating Sex Offenders New Skills=New Life http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-skillsnew-life <div>The job market can be a challenge for anyone these days, but imagine what it&rsquo;s like for someone who&rsquo;s spent time in prison or who has a less than stellar work history for other reasons. &nbsp;Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Pat Blank reports on an innovative program in Northeast Iowa that&rsquo;s slowly making a difference.</div> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:53:53 +0000 Pat Blank 4141 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Skills=New Life