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Inmates at Newton Correctional Facility evacuated during storm

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The Correctional Release Center at the Newton Correctional Facility was damaged by water during a severe thunderstorm Thursday, forcing them to evacuate dozens of inmates.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says 54 offenders were evacuated from a dorm and moved to other locations within the institution.

No one was injured during the storm.

The Samuels Group, Blackhawk Roofing and Integrity Cleaning helped clean up the mess. The Department of Corrections is still working to assess the facilities.

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