Anamosa State Penitentiary Staff Assault Update

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Contact: Cord Overton, (515) 725-5707


Anamosa State Penitentiary Staff Assault Update

ANAMOSA – This information is an update from the department's previous press release on the assault and deaths of two department staff at the Anamosa State Penitentiary earlier today. That release can be found at 

Due to the nature of the criminal investigation, the department is limited in the information it can provide related to the incident at this time. The Division of Criminal Investigations is leading the investigation into the events that took place in the attack that led to the death of two Corrections staff members.  

The department will host a joint press briefing tomorrow, March 24, 2021 at 3 p.m. in front of the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, IA.