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Unknown Substance Sends Delaware Correctional Officers, Inmate to Hospital

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SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - An official with the Delaware Department of Correction says two correctional officers and one inmate have been hospitalized after they came in contact with an unknown substance at the state's maximum-security prison.

Paul Shavack, the department's deputy bureau chief of prisons, said that the three people were exposed to the substance in a prison cell at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

The individuals were hospitalized Friday as a precautionary measure and their conditions were not immediately known.

An agency spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the situation Saturday.

The prison was the site of an inmate riot in 2017 in which a correctional officer was killed and two others were beaten and tormented.

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