Midwest Academy

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The facility is placed on 2416, 340th Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632 [1]. The former director - Brian Vaifanua - of the now close Paradise Cove has been sighted on the facility and is also reported as the owner [2].

It uses WWASP level system. It is placed in a remote area with desert around it. Nearest town is Keokuk and it is placed almost at the end of the runway of Keokuk Municipal Airport.


June 2008 a number of detainees were sent out to help with a flood in the area along with prisoners from a nearby prison [3].

October 2008: After several facilities have closed in the recent years, the management had to deny the rumors about a future closure [4]. According to the management the present number of detainees are about 144.

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  1. The facility on Google Maps
  2. Area reps hold auditions for upcoming film, by Brennan Umthun/Staff Writer, Daily Democrats, November 8 2007
  3. Keokuk water plant 'secure'; Guard assists in efforts, By Diane Vance and Cindy Iutzi/Gate City Staff Writers, June 16 2008
  4. Trane says Midwest Academy isn't closing, by By Diane Vance/Gate City Staff Writer, Daily Gate City, November 4 2008