At least 17 Mississippi inmates sickened by botulism after drinking prison alcohol

June 17, 2016 7:44 AM

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly investigating a botulism outbreak after 17 Mississippi inmates became sick after drinking homemade alcohol.

Mississippi Department of Health spokeswoman Liz Sharlot told The Clarion-Ledger Monday that inmates at a federal prison in Yazoo City consumed the booze that was made at the prison.

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