APNewsBreak: Report says Iowa prison officers in danger


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officers at Iowa's maximum-security prison use radios with alarms that do not work well during emergencies and poorly trained dogs that can attack staff rather than inmates, according to a regulatory agency that recently warned of serious safety problems there.

The radios used at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison fail to bring timely assistance to correctional officers under attack by inmates, including during two assaults last fall in which their shortcomings slowed or prevented emergency responses, the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration w...

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