Managers: Likely new Legionnaires’ case at Pendleton prison

UPDATE (December 7, 2021):

PENDLETON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana prison managers say there’s likely a new case of Legionnaires’ at the prison in Pendleton.

The state’s Department of Corrections says a fourth inmate at the prison was admitted to the hospital over the weekend. Last week, prison managers confirmed three cases of Legionnaires’.

One inmate reportedly died shortly after being diagnosed. No one is saying where the outbreak began.

The prison in Pendleton can hold more than 1,600 inmates, it was built back in the 1920s.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

PENDLETON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Five inmates at the prison in Pendleton are in the hospital after coming down with Legionnaires’ disease.

The state’s Department of Correction confirmed the outbreak yesterday.

All five inmates live in one of two units at the prison. Prison managers say they are taking “any necessary steps” to protect guards and inmates, but they are not saying just what that means.

The prison in Pendleton was built back in 1928 and can house up to 1,800 men.

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