RICHMOND — Eight offenders at Haynesville Correctional Center are suspected of having overdosed this evening. 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.
Offenders involved are receiving medical treatment. It is unknown at this time what may have caused the suspected overdoses at the Haynesville, Virginia 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 Sunday, June 16 at Haynesville Correctional Center and Haynesville Correctional Unit 17.