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Pennsylvania State Prisons on Lockdown Due to Suspected Synthetic Weed Outbreak

All state prisons in Pennsylvania are on lockdown after dozens of workers at several of the institutions fell seriously ill in the last month. Officials believe the prison employees may have been sickened after being exposed to synthetic marijuana, according to media reports.

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel told reporters that he is unsure how long the institutions will remain on lockdown.

"We?re really just trying to make sure everybody?s safe and calm everybody down until we come out of this," Wetzel said. “We don?t want to take a chance. We don?t want to put our staff at risk and, frankly, we don?t want to put our inmates at risk."

Corrections officials announced the lockdown of all 24 s...

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