Pontiac Prison still on lockdown after ‘disturbance’ injures staffer

Pontiac Correctional Center
The Pontiac Correctional Center is on lockdown after a staffer suffered non-life threatening injuries during a prison disturbance on Wednesday. (WJBC file photo)

By Howard Packowitz

PONTIAC – Pontiac Correctional Center remains on lockdown after authorities say a “disturbance” there earlier this week injured a prison staff member.

A statement from the Illinois Department of Corrections said the staff member was treated for non-life threatening injuries following the incident that happened Wednesday.

The department is declining to release other details while the matter is being investigated.

Howard Packowitz can be reached at howard.packowitz@cumulus.com

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