24 inmates, staff at Ohio prison treated for possible overdose

Officials say substance that sickened 24 has not been identified

By Corrections1 Staff

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — At least 24 people have been transported to area hospitals after exposure to an unknown substance at Ross Correctional Institute.

Dayton Daily News reports that it is unknown how many correctional officers and how many inmates were transported. 

Ohio State Troopers told TV10 that the COs and inmates exhibited symptoms of a possible overdose. 

Typical symptoms of an opioid overdose include irregular breathing, discolored lips or fingernails and slow heartbeat.

HAZMAT crews will inspect the affected cell block. 

Ohio Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Lt. Robert Sellers told the Chillicothe Gazette officials can’t say yet what the substance was.


LIVE: We are on scene at Ross County Correctional Institute due to a massive medical emergency with possibly 40 injuries with some sources citing 100+. All future details will be posted here: http://www.sciotopost.com/breaking-mass-casualty-event-ross-correctional-institute OHSP states that 11 guards, 2 inmates have been treated so far with more possibly being impacted by this event.

Posted by Scioto Post on Wednesday, August 29, 2018


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