Iowa State Penitentiary under lockdown following stabbing

The Iowa State Penitentiary maximum security facility was placed under lockdown status following what appears to be an isolated but serious incident involving an inmate stabbing assault on another inmate. The incident occurred around 7:10 a.m. Friday.

The inmate that was stabbed was initially treated by health service staff at the penitentiary and then transported by ambulance to Fort Madison Community Hospital for further treatment. The inmate has since been returned to the Penitentiary and is in stable and good condition. The injury is not life threatening.

The incident is currently under investigation. It does not appear at this time that any other inmates were involved.

Iowa State Penitentiary tells KHQA that the names of the inmates involved cannot be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

No staff were injured during this incident.

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