IN OUR CARE

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In Our Care, produced in the early 1950s by WOI-TV, profiles the Iowa State Penitentiary — the first documentary on the ISP and one of the earliest known prison documentaries in America. Read more

PRISON TERMINAL

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Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a 2014 Oscar Nomnated short documentary focusing on The Fort’s hospice for dying inmates.Read more

THE PRESIDIO

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ISP inmates produced an award-winning magazine, The Presidio — Spanish for “The Fort” — from the 1930s through the 1970s.Read more

IN FOR LIFE

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In For Life: A Convict’s Story was written by Tom Runyon, Presidio Editor and ISP Inmate #17602. It was hailed as one of the great prison memoirs of its day.Read more

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