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Ironwood State Prison is an institution located in Blythe, California. It has been open since February 1994 and houses minimum and medium security inmates along with facilities for those with "sensitive needs"

The warden of Ironwood State Prison is Neil McDowell. He has held this position, or that of acting warden since 2014.

Ironwood State Prison has the largest prison education program in California. Inmates are involved in many activities, including transcribing college textbooks into Braille and learning trade skills. More than twelve thousand students have earned college degrees while in the prison.

TEDx Ironwood State Prison was held at Ironwood State Prison on May 10, 2014. The event included talks by both inmates and visitors, watched by an audience of 150 inmates and 150 visitors. Below are a couple videos but to view the full series of talks, please visit TEDxIronwoodStatePrison.

Speakers and performers included:

Second chances - Richard Branson - TEDxIronwoodStatePrison18:09

Second chances - Richard Branson - TEDxIronwoodStatePrison

The Importance of Fathers - Calvin Williams - TEDxIronwoodStatePrison05:24

The Importance of Fathers - Calvin Williams - TEDxIronwoodStatePrison

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