HBO & Vice Media Special Report: Fixing The Criminal Justice System (Video)

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: ...

Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

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 ...

Dubuque council votes to eliminate jail time for simple misdemeanors

Dubuque council votes to eliminate jail time for simple misdemeanors

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Global Interest in Justice Center Continues

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 […]

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HBO & Vice Media Special Report: Fixing The Criminal Justice System (Video)

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)

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Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

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 […]

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EVENT – Electronic Cigarettes: Health Safety & Public Policy of eCigs

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 […]

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Dubuque council votes to eliminate jail time for simple misdemeanors

Dubuque council votes to eliminate jail time for simple misdemeanors

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Sesame Street Presents: Echoes Of Incarceration

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.

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Iowa City Equity Report – 8 January 2015 Update

  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 […]

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In Our Care: Fort Madison Penitentiary Documentary

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 […]

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Katherine Massoth: History Corps and Humanities Action Lab

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 […]

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Emily Guenther: Earning College Credit in Prison

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 […]

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Mary Trachsel: Oakdale Writing Workshop

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 […]

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Mary Cohen: Oakdale Prison Community Choir

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 […]

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