ISP officer back home after Friday assault

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

FORT MADISON – According to an Iowa Department of Corrections official, the officer assaulted by an inmate Friday evening at Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison has been released from the hospital.

Iowa D.O.C. Communications Director Nick Crawford wrote in an email that family had notified the state the officer had been released.

“Due to medical privacy, additional details regarding the officer’s condition will not be provided,” Crawford wrote.

“The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Once the investigation is complete, the department’s findings will be submitted to the Lee County Attorney.”

On Saturday the D.O.C. confirmed that an inmate approached the officer at his post and then began assaulting the officer. Nearby staff were alerted and responded to restrain the inmate. As a result of the incident, the facility was been placed on modified restricted movement. Crawford didn’t provide details on the status of movement as of Tuesday.

The officer was transported by a department vehicle to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center’s Fort Madison campus and after further evaluation was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for examination and observation.

The inmate was found to have not suffered any injuries.

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