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Iowa State Penitentiary under lock down after assault

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FORT MADISON (KWWL) -- The Iowa State Penitentiary is under lock down following a weekend assault.

Fred Scaletta, spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Corrections, says an alarm sounded around 10:40 a.m. Friday morning.

Officers determined that two inmates in the Iowa Prison Industries building were involved.

They are identified as David Alan Lenox and Christopher Langley.  Both serving life sentences for First Degree Murder.

Lenox, 44, is from Grundy County and began serving his sentence in Fort Madison on Nov. 13, 2000.

Langley, 23, is from Scott County and began his term at Fort Madison on Oct. 5, 2004.

Langley was treated at the Fort Madison Community Hospital before being taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  He was brought back to the penitentiary on Sunday.  He sustained serious injuries but is recovering.

There is no word on if Lenox was injured or not.

The penitentiary is on lock down pending investigations.

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