IowaWatch Connection: Sentencing Disparities

African Americans are just 3.3 percent of Iowa’s population, but they make up 26 percent of the state’s prison population. What’s behind criminal sentencing discrepancies, and what might be done about it?

IowaWatch Connection: Sentencing Disparities

African Americans are just 3.3 percent of Iowa’s population, but they make up 26 percent of the state’s prison population. What’s behind criminal sentencing discrepancies, and what might be done about it?

Iowa Preparing For Huge Increase In Sex Offenders Entering Probation, Parole

The number of sex offenders receiving treatment while living outside of prison walls on parole in Iowa towns is expected to almost double in two years. The dramatic increase is adding pressure for financial resources and people to supervise sex offenders on parole, a joint IowaWatch and Gazette investigation revealed.