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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) Advertisements

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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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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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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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Janette Taylor: Public Health in Prison Initiative

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 […]

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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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WiderNet Intra-Prison Internet System

Cliff Missen and Heather Erwin discuss the WiderNet Intra-Prison Internet System. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Cliff Missen is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he directs the WiderNet@UNC research lab and the […]

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Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project

Mark Fullenkamp and Gemma Goodale-Sussen discuss the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project located at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Mark Fullenkamp is a photographer and artist. He is directing the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project and collaborating with the University of Iowa and Iowa […]

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Kat Litchfield: Oakdale Book Group & Library Services

Oakdale Book Group & Library Services is a presentation delivered by Kathrina Litchfield on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Rachel discussed the Book group facilitation and library advocacy at Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA.   Kathrina Litchfield received her MLIS degree from the University of Iowa in 2014, and a BA […]

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Rachel Williams: Service to Incarcerated Females

Service to Incarcerated Females is a presentation delivered by Rachel Williams on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Rachel discusses the Educational practicum at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, IA.   Rachel Marie-Crane Williams is an artist and teacher currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She has […]

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John Baldwin: Iowa Department of Corrections

John Baldwin, the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections, discusses Iowa prisons, prison programs, and the Iowa DOC’s connection to the University of Iowa. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   John Baldwin is Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC). Previously, he served as Deputy Director for […]

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Carolyn Colvin: The Significance of Public Engagement

In the video below, Associate Professor Carolyn Colvin, faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, discusses the significance of public engagement within the academy and other learning communities. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Please note that there are problems with the audio for […]

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Dr. Linda Snetselaar: Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium

Dr. Linda Snetselaar, Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement in the Office of the Provost at the University of Iowa, introduces the day’s events and outlines the purpose and goals of the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Dr. Snetselaar is the Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement in the Office of the Provost at the […]

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2014 Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor Candidate Awards

Introduction Ten days ago, I offered a preliminary announcement about the 2014 Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor Race Candidate Awards. Since then, I worked on formulating a framework for distributing awards to the various county candidate campaigns. The awards are an effort to broadly support those who run for public office in Johnson County, especially candidates […]

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