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Another Assault on ISP Employee

May 19, 2014

The Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on “restricted movement” following the assault of an unidentified male prison employee at about 7:15 A.M. on Monday, May 19.

Iowa State Penitentiary

Department of Corrections spokesperson Fred Scaletta says the employee suffered bruises to the face and head, but returned to work a short time later.

Scaletta says the employee was trying to get a group of inmates away from a restricted area when one of them assaulted him.

This is the second assault of an Iowa State Penitentiary employee in the last ten days.

On May 12, the prison says a staff member was assaulted by an inmate.  Three other employees responded and subdued the offender.

As a result, two employees were sent to Fort Madison Community Hospital for evaluation while the other two were seen by on-site medical personnel.

The prison says another inmate tried to help the staff member during the assault.