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hartford courant: inmate who overdose on fentanyl at hartford correctional center dies

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By David Owens

 

HARTFORD, CT: One of the four inmates at the Hartford Correctional Center who overdosed on fentanyl Thursday night has died, a correction department official said Tuesday.

None of the inmates have been identified.

Three were treated and released and returned to the jail on Friday. The fourth, who was in cardiac arrest when Hartford firefighters and American Medical Response paramedics and emergency medical technicians arrived at the Weston Street jail, died Saturday, correction department spokesman Andrius Banevicius said.

Correction staff was administering CPR to the inmate when the firefighters and medics arrived, and those lifesaving efforts continued on the ride to St. Francis Hospital and Medical center, said Chris Chaplin, a regional manager for AMR. The inmate had also been administered the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan, officials said.

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