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NEW PRISON: Inside Look At Facilities

Posted on: 12:02 pm, October 30, 2013, by

We’re getting our first look inside the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison..

The Department of Corrections says the new $130 million facility is much more secure. They also say it’s better suited to keep both inmates and prison staff safe.

The facility has more than 300-cameras to monitor inmates.

Around 800 inmates will begin living there in March. Parts of the current prison date back to 1839.

 

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