A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary on Sunday afternoon.
The Iowa Department of Corrections says a correctional officer was working at his post in a special needs unit at the prison when an inmate approached him and used a closed-fist strike to hit the officer once in the face. Additional staff arrived within moments and the inmate listened to the staff’s directives, which resolved the incident.
The correctional officer was treated at the local hospital and returned to work later that night. The inmate was not injured.
This incident remains under investigation.