|UPDATE: Columbia Correctional Institution on lockdown after staff assault|
UPDATE (WKOW) — Security and safety concerns prompted the lockdown of Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI).
A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections confirmed to 27 News the measure was necessary because of a “concern for the safety and security of staff and those in [their] care.”
The spokesperson said this is in response to a staff member assaulted on Friday, November 8.
There is no indication of how long the lockdown will last. The spokesperson said until “it is safe to lift restrictions.”
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