Menard Correctional Center under lockdown - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Menard Correctional Center under lockdown

CHESTER, IL (KFVS) -

The Menard Correctional Center is under lockdown after a staff member was assaulted.

Stacey Solano, the Chief Public Information Officer with the Illinois Department of Corrections, says the facility has been placed on level 1 lockdown.

The staff member was evaluated on scene and then transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The case remains under investigation.

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