[Source: “The Purpose of Prisons: Where Iowa Fits In,” Iowa Public Radio, 24 June 2013, by Sarah McCammon, Katherine Perkins, and Sarah Boden]
Why do we have prisons? Are they for retribution or rehabilitation or protection? Also, what are the strengths and weaknesses of Iowa’s corrections system? Sarah McCammon steps in for Ben Kieffer to look at how prisons in Iowa stake up against prisons nationwide.