Officials: Fort Madison Prison Staffer Assaulted

Associated Press

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an Iowa State Penitentiary employee has been assaulted by a prison inmate.

Prison spokeswoman Rebecca Bowker says the assault occurred Monday morning after the employee directed some inmates to move away from a restricted area. One inmate began to argue with the staffer, which led to the alleged assault.

The Daily Gate reports prison staff at the Fort Madison facility responded immediately and subdued the prisoner. The staff member sustained bruises to the face and head. He was treated and returned to work.

The prison remains on restricted movement as of Tuesday night. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Additional information was not released.

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