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Iowa prison on lockdown Monday following fights and assaults

jailFORT MADISON – The Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on restricted movement this morning following fights and assaults involving eight offenders, according to Fred Scaletta, Department of Corrections.

Scaletta indicated Monday that a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team, (CERT) received a puncture wound to the right hand while attempting to intervene.   The assaulted CERT member received treatment at Fort Madison Community Hospital.

The fights and assaults occurred during a program designed to prepare offenders for their eventual release to general population from segregation status.

The incident remains under investigation therefore additional information is not available at this time.

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These inmates are probably in meth withdrawal………

Send these trouble makers to Arizona, Sheriff Joe will take care of them, no luxuries there.

Ya, try controlling these guys in tents with no concrete and steel? These are inmates, not some meth head in a tent city. Next…

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