President Barack Obama sits down with Vice and prison inmates at the El Reno correctional facility to discuss a growing human rights crisis in the Vice on HBO Special Report: ...
We’re thankful to everyone who continues to support the Johnson County Justice Center website. The diversity of writings on the Johnson County Justice Center website continues to receive visits from around the world. The innovations and successes are of interest to policy makers, government officials, public interest advocates, corrections officers, and members of law enforcement around […]
President Barack Obama sits down with Vice and prison inmates at the El Reno correctional facility to discuss a growing human rights crisis in the Vice on HBO Special Report: Fixing the System. (Published on Sep 28, 2015)
On 16 July 2015, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to visit a federal prison. A video of his statement is below. “These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference […]
Event Details Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Location: Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., Iowa City, 52245 [MAP] Title: “Electronic Cigarettes: Has the Tiger Changed His Stripes?” Presenter: Susan Vileta, Health Educator with Johnson County Public Health, has 7 years of experience with tobacco prevention and control in Iowa and […]
Dubuque council votes to eliminate jail time for simple misdemeanors
Promo Video The University of Iowa Student Government is producing a series of videos to help people in the community better know our local law enforcement officers. The videos also include helpful information about public safety issues. Behind the Shield Episode 1 Get to know Brad Schramm a patrol officer for University of Iowa Police […]
On February 3, 2015, Joan Kjaer and her WorldCanvass guests discussed the the complicated and controversial issues surrounding the legality and use of tobacco and marijuana with a special focus on the tension between personal liberty and the public good. Below are videos from the event. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the […]
Innovation in urban design and inspiring development of public spaces can have a positive impact on society by fostering communities that are healthy, vibrant, connected, open, and engaging. Below is information about the community planning event for the Riverfront Crossings plan. * * * The City of Iowa City will host a community planning event […]
From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated. Learn more at EchosOfIncarceration.org.
The Iowa City City Council Information Packet from January 8, 2015 includes reports and guidelines relating to the 2013 Equity Report. [download] The relevant materials begin on page 4. We’ve provided a Scribd version below for easy online reading and accessibility. This is the entire City Council Information Packet, and contains some unrelated materials toward the […]
About Episode 10 of WOI-TV’s In Our Care series (Air date: July 11, 1952). This episode takes an inside look of the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison. Includes interviews with several prisoners and the warden. Looks at the resources available for rehabilitation, counseling and prison industries. Discusses the prisoners’ magazine, The presidio. Also features […]
The Iowa City Charter Review Commission has been appointed by the City Council to review the Iowa City Charter. Pursuant to the existing Charter, amendments recommended by the Commission must either be adopted by the City Council or placed on a ballot for consideration by Iowa City voters. A community discussion on potential Charter amendments will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at 6 p.m., in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library (123 S. Linn St.).
Summary The #ThankYouIowaCity campaign is a collaboration between the Iowa City Police Department and the Iowa City Downtown District. The purpose of the campagn is to show appreciation for some of the small but great things people do to make our downtown such a great place. The appreciation comes in the form of a small […]
Katherine Massoth discusses the History Corps and Humanities Action Lab. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Katherine Massoth is a PhD candidate in the history of U.S. women and gender, with an emphasis on the history of the American West and U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She is currently at […]
In the video below, Janette Taylor, of the Public Health in Prison Initiative, discusses various incarceration issues. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Janette Y. Taylor, PhD, RN, WHCNP-BC, FAAN, is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa. She is a certified […]
Emily Guenther gives a presentation about the Credit-bearing First Year of College Program at Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Emily Guenther has directed the Liberal Arts in Prison Program at Grinnell College for the last six years. Hailing from small-town Wisconsin, she […]
Mary Trachsel discusses the Writers’ Workshop at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Associate Professor Mary Trachsel earned her PhD in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin. She came to the Iowa Rhetoric […]
Mary Cohen discusses the Oakdale Prison Community Choir at Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Mary Cohen, Associate Professor of Music Education, is involved in two university-community partnership programs related to her teaching and research: the Voices of […]