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Danny Homan

The Iowa Department of Corrections released a statement saying the Iowa State Penitentiary employee who was injured during an attack by an inmate Wednesday morning is in stable condition at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

The Iowa Department of Corrections and the union representing its correctional officers are painting much different pictures of an apparent fight between inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary.

The Iowa Department of Corrections is confident that staffing levels will not be an issue at the new Iowa State Penitentiary.