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Staff assault reported at Anamosa Penitentiary


This news story was published on February 15, 2020.
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Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 7:40 PM last night.

The officer was observing the distribution of medications to inmates on a mental health unit when an inmate refused to comply with taking a required prescription. After being verbally directed to take his medication, the inmate refused and unexpectedly struck the officer in the face with a closed-fist strike. The officer that was attacked, as well as additional officers that responded to the incident were able to place the inmate in restraints without further incident.

The officer was taken by State vehicle to the Jones Regional Medical Center to be evaluated and was found to have suffered injuries to his face and hand. The inmate did not suffer any major injuries.

This incident remains under investigation.

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4 Responses to Staff assault reported at Anamosa Penitentiary

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Incompetent assholes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Fire them for refusal to perform their job.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 16, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Please sober up and read the article. “Fire them for refusal to perform their job.” The only refusal was the inmate refusing to take meds.

      KIDS, this is why drugs are bad. Stay in school.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      You are really an educationally deficit.