2 inmates dead after suspected overdose at Columbia Correctional Institution

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)- On Saturday, 3 inmates were found unresponsive at the Columbia County Correctional Institution after what officials say was a suspected overdose.

A statement from the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed that two of the inmates are dead and one is in stable condition.

Security and staff who responded to the incident were taken to an outside hospital to be evaluated for drug exposure.

The facility will be placed on lockdown as FDLE investigates the incident.

Visitations at the Columbia County Correctional Institution have been canceled for Sunday, September 15th.