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Inmate attacks staff at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

This news story was published on March 28, 2018.
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CLARINDA, IOWA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Clarinda Correctional Facility in Clarinda, IA at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the evening on Tuesday, March 27.

The correctional officer, along with another officer that was present, was attempting to gain compliance from an inmate that was failing to follow directives when the inmate unexpectedly kicked towards the officer. The officer deployed OC spray (pepper spray) towards the inmate at this time, but the inmate was able to strike the officer in the face with a closed fist. After the officer delivered another application of OC spray, the inmate wrestled the officer to the ground where the officer then used a restraining technique to gain control of the inmate until additional officers responded to assist.

The correctional officer was seen by facility health services and was found to have sustained scratches and bruises from the incident. The officer stayed on duty and completed his shift.

This incident remains under investigation.

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    March 29, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Interesting article in the Glob about a left wing (of course) organization filing suit to prevent the guards from doing their jobs. They are telling inmates they can’t be punished in any way for attacking a guard.