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Press Release

Update on Suspected Overdoses at Haynesville Correctional Center

June 16, 2019

RICHMOND — Six of the eight offenders at Haynesville Correctional Center suspected of having overdosed yesterday have been released from the hospital.

Five of the offenders were sent to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital last night and two were sent to Rappahannock General Hospital. One offender remains at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.

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

The overdoses were discovered around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

It is unknown at this time what may have caused the suspected overdoses at the Haynesville, Virginia prison.

Visitation is canceled today at Haynesville Correctional Center and Haynesville Correctional Unit 17.

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