The State Appeal Board has approved paying Newton Correctional Facility employees back pay for the time it took for them to take COVID tests during the height of the pandemic.
Articles Tagged: Iowa prisons
State Government Apr. 10, 2023 9:38 am48d ago
Eastern Iowa officials question whether the Department of Corrections should take over community-based corrections after missteps on parole decisions.
Health Care and Medicine Mar. 21, 2023 10:00 am68d ago
A prisoner and three staff members at the Anamosa State Penitentiary were taken to the hospital Saturday night after being exposed to an “unknown substance” at the prison.
News Sep. 18, 2022 9:33 am252d ago
Smith was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday after being admitted earlier in the week “for an acute illness related to a chronic medical condition”
Corrections Jul. 22, 2022 4:41 pm310d ago
The state decided to outsource personal mail processing to Pigeonly Corrections after an increase in contraband, including drugs, coming into the state prisons through mail. State will pay about $275,000 a year.
Crime and Courts May. 12, 2022 2:35 pm381d ago
The statewide training is an annual event started in 2017 but postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crime and Courts Mar. 7, 2022 2:07 pm447d ago
An Iowa City man was sentenced last week to up to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting others in a drug and money robbery that led to the death of Kejuan Winters, 21, of Iowa City, on April 20, 2020.
Community Feb. 15, 2022 3:50 pm467d ago
Kirkwood Community College is hosting a screening of “13th,” a 2016 documentary about the history of racial inequality in the U.S., on Feb. 23 at Paramount Theatre. There will be a Q&A session with Kevin Gannon, a Des Moines history professor who contributed to the film.
Crime and Courts Jan. 9, 2022 12:52 pm504d ago
The Iowa Department of Corrections said the assault happened Friday evening at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
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Government & Politics Dec. 14, 2021 6:08 pm530d ago
Although members of the Iowa Board of Parole had unanimously recommended that the governor consider granting the requests from five prison “lifers,” the governor did not approve the extraordinary remedy.
Crime and Courts Sep. 14, 2021 9:54 am621d ago
Michael A. Dutcher, 28, previously said he would plead the slayings were in self-defense or defense of others, but court filings this week show he plans to plead guilty to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and attempted murder.
Crime and Courts Sep. 20, 2021 9:39 am615d ago
An Iowa City mother said she felt numb when the Iowa Board of Parole announced its decision last Tuesday to give Lamar Wilson, 27, work release after serving only about three years of his 24-year sentence for killing her son, Kaleek Jones, 22, on the Ped Mall on Aug. 27, 2017.
State Government Aug. 25, 2021 6:00 am641d ago
The number of inmates held in Iowa prisons crept up last fiscal year but the population was down significantly from the record count of a decade ago as COVID-19 has forced changes.
Crime and Courts Jul. 29, 2021 5:32 pm668d ago
An Anamosa prison inmate, charged with killing a prison officer and registered nurse, will not have a bench trial next week. He waived his speedy trial right Thursday and wants its reset to a later date.
Crime and Courts Jul. 10, 2021 5:24 pm687d ago
The officer has returned to work