Moving Date for FM Prison Pushed Back

Prisoners from the Fort Madison State Penitentiary were supposed to be moving to the new prison this month, but the date keeps getting pushed back.

Warden, Nick Ludwick, says there’s still some important construction that needs to be finished before the big move….

“We’re working on the Industries Building. They’re still building individual work areas, and in the process of setting it up, they’ve run into a couple areas where they have had to add things here and there. That’s resulted in a delay to our initial plans.”

Ludwick says it’s important to get that finished, because it will eventually employ as many as 100 offenders.

He says it’s still possible that they may start moving inmates in April, but nothing is set in stone.