Prison inmate Mark Bailey dies
OWA CITY – Mark Steven Bailey was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting medical conditions at approximately 3:07 am this morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Originally housed at the Iowa State Penitentiary, he had been taken to the hospital several days earlier for more advanced care as his medical condition began to worsen. Bailey was 63 years old at the time of his death.
Bailey had been serving a 20-year sentence for two convictions of the crime of Robbery 2nd Degree (711.3) from Polk County. His sentence began on February 28, 2007.