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Family of Nurse Killed in Anamosa Prison Attack Files Lawsuit

The family of the nurse killed in last year’s prison attack in Anamosa has filed a lawsuit.

Lorena Schulte died at the hands of two inmates who were trying to escape the Anamosa State Penitentiary in March 2021. Corrections Officer Robert McFarland was also killed. 

Schulte’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state, alleging negligence led to the attack. The lawsuit is also claiming that the prison warden at the time, Jeremy Larson, did not provide a safe working environment, staffing and sufficient training.

The two inmates, Thomas Woodard and Michael Dutcher, are both serving life sentences for the murders.

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