In The News:
The Eighth Judicial District has been awarded a $475,054 two-year federal grant to start a drug court program based in Ft. Madison.
District Director Dan Fell and Iowa Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin recently met with the Ottumwa Courier’s editorial board to discuss the expansion of the Ottumwa Residential Facility.
Review quarterly statistics and other important information regarding the District.
As reported in the Ottumwa Courier, Gov. Chet Culver announces a plan to expand the state’s correctional system, which includes adding 25 beds to the Ottumwa Residential Correctional Facility.
Effective July 1, 2008, all District employees are required to abide by the new Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy in compliance with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act. This policy complements existing administrative rules which govern the use of tobacco-related products by employees.
Brian Chambers, news editor for Albia Newspapers, offers an in-depth look at the District's Drug Court.
Director Fell discusses changes in the District's management team. The article appeared in the Daily Gate City, serving Keokuk and the Tri-State area.
Ron Mulllen is promoted to Assistant District Director and Vince Remmark to Director of Special Services. For more recent promotions, follow the above link.
Staff members undertake the important task of revising the Eight District's policies and procedures manual.
The staff of the Ottumwa Residential Correctional Facility is the winner of this year's award. Follow the link to read more.
“Providing an Opportunity for Change,” has been adopted as the new mission statement for the Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, according to Director Daniel T. Fell.
Burlington Residential Supervisor Ted Gutman submitted the mission statement, which was selected from among 18 entries. Ninety percent of staff members participated in the voting process.
“I am very pleased with
the new mission statement,” Fell said. “I think that no matter what
position each of us holds, no matter what our core job duties are, no
matter if we work on the front line or in a support role, we all work
together to effect positive change in
Director Fell discusses new treatment and programming options for offenders. The article appeared in the Daily Gate City, serving Keokuk and the Tri-State area.