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Statewide independent review of Iowa’s prison system completed



This news story was published on December 22, 2021.
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Anamosa State Penitentiary

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) announced today that the statewide, independent external review of its prison system is complete. Following the tragic events of March 23, 2021, the IDOC conducted the state’s standard bidding process to bring in an independent, outside organization to perform an in-depth security review of its prison system. Once the bidding process was complete, CGL Companies, a nationally recognized corrections consulting firm, was selected to lead the review.

Commenting on the completion of the external review, IDOC Director Beth Skinner said the following: “The completion of this review is the next step in improving the safety and security of operations in this department. There are challenges that lie before us but they are an opportunity to build upon our efforts that lead the country.”

Beth Skinner
Iowa Department of Corrections

Director Skinner went on to say, “I am thankful for CGL’s professionalism and hard work throughout this process. We look forward to carefully analyzing their findings and working hand-in-hand with our facilities around the state to implement them. The events that took place in Anamosa earlier this year were an unimaginable tragedy, and we continue to work through it together as a corrections family. I am confident that the completion of this review is another positive step in the right direction for this department.”

A summary of the findings and recommendations of the external review can be found here. The IDOC has also made available an updated timeline of safety and security measures implemented at the Anamosa State Penitentiary since March 23, 2021. A copy of that document can be found here.

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4 Responses to Statewide independent review of Iowa’s prison system completed

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 25, 2021 at 6:32 am

    This “ independent review” I’m sure was funded by the department of Corrections.
    It will say iowa incarcerates per capita more blacks than whites. Therefore, they must let them out or like our socialist, Marxist democrat run states never prosecute them in the first place. PAY ATTENTION IOWA !!!! There are WACKO MARXIST people running these government institutions. Otherwise we will be getting car jacked and mugged on a regular basis.

  2. Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

    December 23, 2021 at 12:06 am

    That butt ugly dyke needs to start executing lifers, or straight up get dopers and pedophiles murked and cleanse the state of these waste of space scumbags.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 22, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    What they need to do is reduce the red tape all the separate district directors assistant directors NEED TO BE DISMANTLED!!!!! It’s a total WASTE OF MONEY.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 22, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    These reviews and studies have NEVER been independent. They are paid by the department of Corrections to steer funding the way the department of Corrections wants it. Which always means spending more tax payer money to solve the same problems. More money equals more power for socialist movement and the hiring of lesbian friends which has been going on for decades. Guess who pays the bill when they get sued for violation of civil rights the taxpayer pays it. They don’t care they just keep driving that ship right off the Marxist cliff.