Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Second State Corrections Officer Was Sickened

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Second State Corrections Officer Was Sickened

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A second officer at State Correctional Institution Fayette was hospitalized for treatment Saturday after coming into contact with an inmate who was believed to have been under the influence of an unknown substance.

The officer escorted an inmate to the prison's medical department around 9:50 p.m. Shortly afterward, the officer developed "bumps across his front hairline" and was found to have elevated blood pressure, according to a news release issued Sunday by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

The officer was taken to Uniontown Hospital for treatment. He was discharged at 1:40 a.m. Sunday and returned to the prison to finish his shift at 3:20 a.m., according to the statement.

The prison had been on lockdown earlier Saturday when another officer was sickened and given an opioid-reversal drug after checking a cell. …

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