“The Governor’s continuous failures of leadership put more lives at risk every day.

After the murders of Lorena Schulte and Robert McFarland in March and another staff assault in April, the bomb materials found in an inmate’s cell prove the Governor has still not taken the decisive action necessary to keep the staff and inmates safe in Anamosa.

At every turn, the Governor has tried to sweep the safety concerns in our prisons under the rug and hide information from lawmakers and the public.  While I’m so thankful no one was hurt this time, the Governor needs to finally take responsibility for her failure of leadership and fix the safety problems in our prisons before another Iowan dies.”