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Nurse, officer dead after inmate attack at Iowa prison


March 24, 2021

Liz Martin, The Gazette via AP file

Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, Iowa.

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A nurse and a correctional officer at a prison housing some of Iowa's most dangerous offenders died on Tuesday after an inmate carried out an attack on staff members and other inmates, state officials said.

The attack happened at around 10:15 a.m. in the prison infirmary at the state penitentiary in the eastern Iowa city of Anamosa, according to a statement from the Iowa Department of Corrections.

The department said that it was still confirming details of what took place, and that state police were also investigating.


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