- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a corrections officer at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility is recovering from cuts, bruising and swell following an attack by an inmate.

Prison spokeswoman Andrea Wright tells the Hawk Eye (https://bit.ly/2ah7bCx ) that the inmate attacked the officer around 5 p.m. Monday. An emergency alarm was activated, and others came to help the guard.

Wright says the inmate punched the officer several times in the face. The officer was treated at the scene, then taken to a hospital to receive stitches for cuts from the assault. The prison has not released the officer’s name.

Wright says the inmate was 15 years into a 25-year sentence for robbery when the attack occurred.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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