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See the various issues on which NACDL has conducted criminal justice advocacy in Iowa. To see active criminal justice legislation in Iowa that NACDL is tracking, click the button at the bottom of the page.
Information on the policy and history of recording custodial interrogations in Iowa.
Attorney-client communications federal caselaw and state-specific anecdotal data in Iowa
Policies and rulings on lengthy imprisonment terms in Iowa.
Restoration of Rights, Pardon, Expungement & Sealing