Pinckneyville Correctional Center on Lockdown

Pinckneyville — The Pinckneyville Correctional Center is on lockdown after a guard was assaulted by an inmate on Wednesday. According to a release from the Illinois Department of Corrections, a staff member was assaulted, but no further information is being given at this time. The prison will remain at a level 4 lockdown, meaning restricted prisoner movement, until further notice.