Nurse, inmates save CO under attack

The nurse reportedly kicked the inmate in the torso before the prisoner was restrained

By CorrectionsOne Staff

CORALVILLE, Iowa — A nurse and two prisoners came to the aid of a corrections officer who was being attacked by an inmate at an Iowa prison.

The Des Moines Register reports that a CO and nurse were performing their regular duties in a mental health unit at the Iowa Medical Classification Center when an inmate became verbally aggressive. Officials said the inmate rushed toward the officer and knocked him down after being told to return to his cell.

The inmate punched the officer several times before the nurse and two other inmates came to the officer’s aid, according to KCRG. The nurse reportedly kicked the attacking inmate in the torso before the officer and the two prisoners restrained the inmate.

The officer suffered a cut on his elbow and bruising on his face. The nurse had no injuries.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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