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Smith said it appears the inmate managed to smuggle the illicit drug into the facility. He was found unconscious in his cell when the guards tried to help, which exposed them to the toxic substance. The union representing the guards said not enough is being done to protect the workers. Smith told Global News he has been meeting with provincial government officials to push for better training.
EMS initially said three staff members and one inmate had been exposed to an unknown substance, but updated that on Sunday morning to say five people were hospitalized. All are in stable condition, non-life-threatening condition.Calgary fire and EMS checked other staff and inmates at the scene.”It appears that an inmate had an unknown substance in his possession,” Calgary police told CBC News on Saturday.
An incident involving fentanyl at the Calgary Correctional Centre on Saturday led to 5 people being sent to hospital. (Kate Adach/CBC)
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