4 in­mates over­dose in 2 days at state prison

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COLUMBUS | Records show four in­mates over­dosed in two days in Fe­bru­ary at the same Ohio prison, re­quir­ing the use of CPR and an anti-over­dose drug as guards scram­bled to re­vive the men.

State prison officials say the multiple over­doses in such a short pe­riod is un­usual, but say the state’s opi­oid epi­demic is also in­side prison walls.

Ohio records did not name the drugs used in the over­doses at Pick­away Cor­rec­tional In­sti­tu­tion, about 15 miles southwest of Columbus.

But they show guards used the drug nalox­one to re­vive the in­mates. Nalox­one is typ­i­cally used to re­vive peo­ple over­dos­ing on opi­oids.

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