One inmate who was serving time at Haynesville Correctional Center died Saturday and seven others were hospitalized, after what authorities believe were several overdoses.
The problem was discovered about 7:15 p.m. Five of the people involved were sent to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and two were sent to Rappahannock General Hospital.
At 8:32 p.m., one of the individuals was pronounced dead. The next of kin has been notified.
A statement from the Virginia Department of Corrections said the death is suspected to be caused by overdose, but authorities are waiting for a medical examiner to make a determination.
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