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Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at approximately 9:09 a.m. today at the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

An inmate that was secured in restraints and being supervised by an officer became upset during a virtual disciplinary hearing with an administrative law judge. The inmate began acting out in a violent manner. When the officer that was supervising the inmate tried to restrain him, the inmate became violent towards the officer. An additional officer arrived and assisted in restraining the inmate. In the process of subduing the inmate, the officer that was assisting in the restraint suffered an injury to his arm.

The officer that was injured in the incident was taken by department vehicle to the local hospital for evaluation, and was found to have suffered a soft tissue injury to his arm. The other officer involved was examined by facility medical staff and found to have not suffered injury.

The inmate was evaluated and found to have not suffered injury.

This incident remains under investigation.

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