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Fort Madison Prison Move Delayed

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Alex Heuer
Fort Madison's Maximum Security State Penitentiary, established in 1839

In Fort Madison, 550 inmates were scheduled to be transferred to a new $132 million state maximum security  prison - that was three months ago.

The move has been delayed, after reports surfaced that there was a problem with a geothermal heating system at the prison. Bill Petroski, reporter with the Des Moines Register, has covered Iowa's prison system for decades, and he joins River to River to discuss the implications of this delay.

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Digital Producer