Five Patients At The Maricopa County Jail In Phoenix Were Hospitalized For Overdoses

Overdosing on drugs or alcohol has resulted in the hospitalization of five inmates from a Maricopa County jail on Saturday morning.

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, the Public Information Officer for the City of Phoenix, stated that the overdoses took place at the Towers Jail.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reports that the facility on Gibson Lane, which has a capacity of 720 beds, accommodates offenders from the medium security general population. The bulk of the inmates at this facility are “un-sentenced, pre-trial detainees.”

“This morning Towers Jail had a call of 5 inmates suspected of overdosing,” Enriquez stated in an email Saturday evening. “This morning Towers Jail had a call of 5 inmates suspected of overdosing.” “Narcan was administered to all five of them. Every prisoner was awake, and they were quickly examined and discharged from the hospital after their conditions improved.

The Phoenix Fire Department reportedly provided assistance during the response, as stated in a report that was received by The Arizona Republic.

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In the month of April, seven different female inmates at the Estrella Jail were hospitalized following an overdose.

In March, Sheriff Paul Penzone revealed a proposal to install extra security scanners in order to screen staff and volunteers who walk in and out of the jails for narcotics and contraband. This move was made in reaction to an increase in the number of fentanyl overdoses that have occurred within the county jails.

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