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Iowa State Penitentiary on lockdown - Fort Madison Daily Democrat: News

Iowa State Penitentiary on lockdown

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 1:52 pm, Wed Mar 20, 2013.

DES MOINES (AP) ‐ The Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison is under a lockdown because of a security breach.

Fred Scaletta, executive officer for the Iowa Department of Corrections, says all 560 inmates in the prison’s maximum-security unit have been confined to their cells since last week. The lockdown does not affect inmates in the medium-security unit or the clinical unit.

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