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    Most of you know I have worked in both LE and Corrections for about 4 decades.

    I worked almost 30 of those years at this place and retired as a Shift Supervisor in 2010.

    It's an interesting place that was first built on 1872 with MOST of the construction being in the 1890 to 1930's

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU5x...inqYI3hlRvDyxc
    Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    Wow is that ever a majestic structure. Looks more like a 14th century German castle than a prison. Amazing the craftsmanship stone masons had back in the day....

    Nowadays, new prisons are sterile, soulless complexes of cinderblock and barbwire, built by contractors who submitted the lowest bid. There's no pride or creativity anymore in public works. A reflection how society has changed....

    One question: I've been to other 'frontier prisons', like the Old State Penitentiary in Boise ID (now a museum). Many things never changed from the 1880s to the 1980s, because of how the prison was built (like four men to a cell, and a bucket in the middle used for voiding/evacuating because indoor plumbing didn't exist when the place was built.) Anamosa the same?
    What a long strange trip its been.

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      Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
      Wow is that ever a majestic structure. Looks more like a 14th century German castle than a prison. Amazing the craftsmanship stone masons had back in the day....

      Nowadays, new prisons are sterile, soulless complexes of cinderblock and barbwire, built by contractors who submitted the lowest bid. There's no pride or creativity anymore in public works. A reflection how society has changed....

      One question: I've been to other 'frontier prisons', like the Old State Penitentiary in Boise ID (now a museum). Many things never changed from the 1880s to the 1980s, because of how the prison was built (like four men to a cell, and a bucket in the middle used for voiding/evacuating because indoor plumbing didn't exist when the place was built.) Anamosa the same?
      Anamosa has modern conveniences. It's a real working facilty

      One cell block has only cold water running to the cells and one smaller cell block doesn't have ANY water to the cells. There are communal facilities on all 3 floors of that area ( 60 total MINIMUM security inmates) and those cells aren't locked at night ....the building is locked
      The above cell blocks were built in 1880 and 1898 respectively

      If you are interested in the building......................there are many photos and stories of the institution at the website
      www.asphistory.com
      Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

      My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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