A prison guard is recovering from injuries after being attacked by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Iowa Department of Corrections spokesperson Fred Scaletta says the incident happened last Thursday as guards were taking inmates from the dining area back to their prison cells.
Inmate Dennis Manchester is accused of attacking a female correctional officer who’s name is not being released. The guard suffered facial abrasions. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and later released. Manchester was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2004 for a second-degree robbery conviction in Pottawattamie County.