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Possible mass overdose involving 18 prison staff, undisclosed number of inmates exposed to 'unknown substance'

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Several prison staff and inmates at a rural Illinois corrections center were hospitalized on Wednesday after exposure to an "unknown substance," which possibly caused a mass overdose, KTVI reported.

According to officials, 18 employees from John A. Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro were transported to local hospitals after becoming ill while responding to a "medical incident involving individuals in custody who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance."

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