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New state prison construction on track

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Thanks to the nice weather, the construction for a new state penitentiary is right on track.

Wednesday crews were working on the roof of the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

Many of the finishing touches are beginning to fall into place.

And with the mild weather, crews have been able to work constantly to have the prison up and running as quickly as possible.

The penitentiary is expected to be finished by December and officials are excited to move into the new building.

The new prison will provide state of the art protection for both the inmates and the corrections officers.

The prison also hopes to hire several new employees once construction is complete.

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