IDOC Confirms Menard Assaults

(CHESTER, IL) — The Illinois Department of Corrections is confirming that several staff members at Menard Correctional Center in Chester were assaulted by inmates Friday. According to IDOC spokesperson Nicole Wilson, one officer was sent to an outside hospital for non-life threatening injuries, while nine staff members sought treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The incident is under investigation by IDOC investigators who will forward information to the Randolph County State‚Äôs Attorney for possible prosecution. Wilson could not confirm reports that the incident was an orchestrated event that resulted in staff members being injured when they intervened in the initial incident and cautioned that such claims are premature. She also could not confirm information that one of the staff members suffered a broken wrist in the incident.