State Corrections officials say a prisoner who assaulted a guard at the Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna has been transferred to a maximum-security facility.
AFSCME Council 31 Local Union representative Jeremy Noelle says the prisoner head-butted a guard on Friday, causing the correctional officer to suffer a concussion.
Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says three other officers were present when the incident happened. Shaer says the department is investigating and the inmate has been transferred to a maximum security facility. Noelle says the officer was taken for treatment and should return to work in four to five days.