Large fight at Anamosa, Iowa penitentiary ends quickly

ANAMOSA, Iowa-   The Anamosa State Penitentiary is on restricted movement after a fight involving 22 inmates.

Corrections officials say several inmates got into a fight before 8 o'clock this morning, it escalated and eventually 22-inmates were involved.

Officials say staffers responded and took control of the situation, very quickly.  The entire incident lasted a little over a minute.    No staff were injured and inmates that were involved reported no serious injuries.

The visiting room will remain closed while the institution remains on restricted movement. 

The public can check on the status of the visiting room at ASP by calling the institution at (319)462-3504, or by checking the Iowa Department of Corrections website and going to the “Anamosa State Penitentiary” page. 

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