Parents of registered nurse beaten with hammer by two prison inmates last year are suing the state, prison and former warden for negligence and wrongful death.
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During debate of a $652 million appropriation for several departments covered by the justice systems appropriation, Democrats offered an amendment to address working conditions in Iowa prisons, where a correctional officer and nurse were murdered by inmates March 23, 2021.
The family of a correctional officer who was killed by two inmates at Anamosa State Penitentiary last year, helped introduce two bills in the Iowa Legislature that would give correctional workers more rights and provide for their families in the event of their death.
Michael A. Dutcher, 28, previously said he would plead the slayings were in self-defense or defense of others, but court filings this week show he plans to plead guilty to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and attempted murder.
Live video plus tweets from reporter Trish Mehaffey, who is in Jones County District Court for the sentencing hearing of Thomas Woodard. Earlier this month, Woodard pleaded guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, and one count each of attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping for the March attacks on correctional officer Robert McFarland and prison nurse Lorena Schulte.