Iowa Prisons: On the Thursday, January 17 edition of The Iowa Journal
January 17, 2008
Prisons are always a hot topic, and now the legislature is poised to approve spending $240 million dollars for a new prison in Ft. Madison and to expand several other correctional facilities. Is this a wise expenditure? If the crime rate and sentencing patterns continue as they have been, Iowa prison populations will go from 8,800 to over 9,000 in 2017.
Guests for the program are Rep. Todd Taylor (D-Cedar Rapids), co-chair of the prison study committee endorsing the new prison; and Carlos Jayne, long-time advocate of prison and sentencing reforms and founder of the Justice Reform Consortium.
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January 17, 2008
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