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8 Suspected Inmate Overdoses at Virginia Correctional Center

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RICHMOND, Va. - Eight offenders at Haynesville Correctional Center are suspected of having overdosed this evening.

The Virginia Department of Corrections says the overdoses were discovered around 7:15 p.m.

One of the eight offenders was pronounced dead at 8:32 p.m. The offender’s death appears to be the result of a suspected overdose; a medical examiner will determine cause of death.

Officials say the other offenders involved are receiving medical treatment. It is unknown at this time what may have caused the suspected overdoses at the Haynesville, Va., prison.

Virginia Department of Corrections’ emergency response teams have been activated. Additional information will be made available as soon as possible.

Visitation is canceled for Sun., June 16 at Haynesville Correctional Center and Haynesville Correctional Unit 17.

 

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