Correctional officer assaulted by inmate at Fort Madison Penitentiary
FORT MADISON, Iowa (KCRG) -A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison on Monday afternoon.
According to a press release, the officer was working at their post in a living unit when the inmate approached the officer and began hitting them several times in the face with a closed-fist.
Other staff quickly intervened and were able to restrain the inmate.
The officer was taken to a local hospital to be examined for injuries to their face and has since been released. The inmate was not injured during the fight.
The incident remains under investigation.
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