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Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary


This news story was published on January 27, 2020.
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Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, IA at approximately 2:17 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The officer was working at his post when an inmate unexpectedly struck him in the face with a closed-fist strike. The officer placed a call for assistance, and additional staff were able to quickly take the inmate under control without further incident.

The officer was taken to the Jones Regional Medical Center and found to have suffered bruising from the incident. The inmate was uninjured.

This incident remains under investigation.

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13 Responses to Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Guards should be trained to protect themselves if necessary. The prison should be arranged to make it very difficult for them to be assaulted. Sounds like a management problem.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2020 at 12:48 am

    to much of this lately, need to put 10 yr with no parole prison sentences for doing this. May curtail some of it

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Hey, Mr./Mrs./Ms. Brilliance, They are in PRISON for NOT OBEYING the law. Sure, another law will do it.

      Children, thinking like this is why you shouldn’t grow up as a liberal.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    If officer is so unprofessionally careless as to get that close to an inmate without being aware of the danger and so untrained as to be taken by surprise, I sincerely question the caliber of people they hire and/or the training they receive (or don’t receive) that I wonder if an internal investigation is warranted.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      A guard stands and guards. He doesn’t move when someone walks by him. Inmates are probably close enough to throw a punch all day long. You think you know better, go apply for a job.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2020 at 8:41 pm

        Apply for a job at Anamosa? I’d go on welfare before I’d stoop that low. Plus, I think that one of the requirements for that job is your knuckles dragging on the ground when you walk. Hey, sounds like it’s right up your alley.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

      Oh yes. Blame the victim. Focus, you idiot.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 29, 2020 at 6:41 am

        Luckily for him welfare might not be all free…they may make them work, then he can be a guard

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 29, 2020 at 10:49 pm

        Nine out of ten times the victim is to blame. Situational awareness and common sense go a long way in protecting oneself. Women do the dumbest things and then whine when they get assaulted or raped. Don’t leave yourself open and you won’t be a victim. Before you blame the rapist, do a situational awareness evaluation.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 30, 2020 at 6:42 am

          Go soak your head, idiot.

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            Anonymous

            January 30, 2020 at 12:32 pm

            Try responding with facts or solid information instead of showing your ignorance. If you can’t discuss something or comment intelligently, perhaps you shouldn’t post.

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            Anonymous

            January 30, 2020 at 1:36 pm

            Try discussing intelligently? And you say it is almost always the victim’s fault? If that is so, why is it against the law? The way you think, the victim should be charged.

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            Anonymous

            January 30, 2020 at 9:20 pm

            Common sense goes a long way to preventing crime from happening. If you leave yourself open to be a victim, you probably will be. If you can’t understand that, I feel sorry for you.