Update Issued on SCI Rockview Employees

Updated 6:34 p.m.

BELLEFONTE – As of 4:58 p.m. Tuesday, both employees have been discharged from the hospital. Toxicology and urinalysis tests were inconclusive, according to an update issued by the Department of Corrections.

BELLEFONTE – While processing/sorting inmate requests slips Tuesday morning, an employee at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview began to feel ill.

She was taken to the prison’s medical area where she was assessed, and an ambulance was summoned, according to a news release issued by the Department of Corrections.

Also, another employee, who was sorting mail, began to feel light headed. She also was taken to the prison’s medical area for assessment, officials said.

Officials said, “The employees both work out of the same building, which now has been evacuated and sealed off. The prison’s safety manager is in the process of assessing the area.

“The prison was already locked down for a maintenance project and the searching of one housing unit. The Pennsylvania State Police was notified.”

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