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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A nurse and a correctional officer at a prison housing some of Iowa's most dangerous offenders died on Tuesday after an inmate carried out an attack on staff members and other inmates, state officials said.

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a corrections officer was assaulted at the Washington State Penitentiary. The Union-Bulletin in Walla Walla reports ( ) prison spokeswoman Shari Hall said the officer was not seriously hurt in the Monday morning attack and has been treated and released.

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Byron Scherf was sentenced to death for killing a corrections officer at the Washington state Reformatory, but there are no plans to hold him differently than any of the eight other death row inmates at the Washington state Penitentiary at Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A lockdown continued Monday at the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla where officials were still investigating fighting that broke out Saturday when more than 100 inmates were in a recreation yard.

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Washington state Department of Corrections says it spent $97,814.09 to execute convicted murderer Cal Coburn Brown. Brown was executed Sept. 10 for the 1991 rape, torture and murder of 21-year-old Holly Washa of Seattle. He was the first inmate executed in Washington since 2001, after spending nearly 17 years on death row.