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Female staff member beaten by inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

This news story was published on May 29, 2019.
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Oakdale Iowa Medical Classifications Center

CORALVILLE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning.

A member of the support staff was talking with an inmate in her office when the inmate unexpectedly began to physically assault her. She used personal safety defensive tactics to keep the attacking inmate at bay, and additional staff members arrived to restrain the inmate. The incident lasted less than twenty seconds.

The staff member was assessed by institution medical professionals and found to have suffered minor scratches and soreness.

This incident remains under investigation.

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