Staff member assaulted at Coralville prison

Coralville (KWWL) — One staff member is hurt after being assaulted by an Iowa Medical and Classification Center inmate.

The attack happened around 8:45 a.m. on May 29.

The staff member was assessed by institution medical professionals; she had minor scratches and soreness.

Officials say the staff member was talking with an inmate in her office, when the inmate began to physically assault her.

She used personal safety defensive tactics to protect herself; the inmate was restrained.

Authorities say the incident lasted about 20 seconds.

The incident is under investigation.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas

Content Producer at KWWL
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