** FILE ** A sign directing staff and visitors stands next to a guard tower outside the Iowa State Penitentiary, Feb. 6, 2003, in Fort Madison, Iowa. Iowa House Republicans on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, called for state officials to rethink a plan to build a new prison in Fort Madison. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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