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Utah inmates sick after drinking homemade alcohol
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | JENNIFER DOBNER

Posted on 10/05/2011 7:04:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A dozen inmates were sickened, including three in critical condition, in a suspected botulism outbreak after they drank alcohol brewed inside a prison cell, Utah health officials said Wednesday.

Eight male prisoners who were hospitalized had exhibited botulism symptoms and preliminary tests were positive for the disease in two of the men, said Dr. Dagmar Vitek, the medical director of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: prisoners; utah

1 posted on 10/05/2011 7:04:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boo friggin hoo. . . .


2 posted on 10/05/2011 7:06:00 PM PDT by shankbear (Bush's fault......that is more in bad taste than my old tag line........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow. Who could have anticipated something like that?


3 posted on 10/05/2011 7:09:38 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Morons.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 7:11:02 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Well the obvious fix for this is to let them have happy hour each day with gubment funded brews. It sure would help make the jailhouse whores look better /s


5 posted on 10/05/2011 7:17:01 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Drinking in Utah?

They’ll probably get a extra 5 year sentence for violating the states liquor laws.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 7:17:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Whole body” botox is not pleasant.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 7:17:16 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You don’t brew alcohol, you brew beer. You DISTILL alcohol, which requires a still, heat and cooling water.

Are these all available in a prison cell?

I think it was a case of drinking rubbing alcohol.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 7:19:35 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This may be the moment for the Government to grow itself even bigger by adding a liquor store/dispensary to every prison to prevent these occurrences of prisoners harming themselves.

They could then add another 3000 federal agents to the ATF to regulate the unneccesary regulations of a Government SWALLOWING up FREEDOM like a Hoover Vacuum. /sarc

9 posted on 10/05/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 353FMG

“Pruno”.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 7:35:27 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The prison population there must be short of red neck Tennesseans and Mississippians. Where is the diversity?


11 posted on 10/05/2011 7:36:12 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh well.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 7:37:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“A dozen inmates were sickened, including three in critical condition, in a suspected botulism outbreak after they drank alcohol brewed inside a prison cell”

Where is the FDA when you need them? Raiding an Amish farm for raw milk violations no doubt.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 7:41:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: vetvetdoug
The prison population there must be short of red neck Tennesseans and Mississippians.

..or Texans..
I worked at a State Hospital in TX, and those folks had their favorite recipes, and nobody ever got sick..I think some of them even filtered William's 'lectric shave through white bread for a buzz.

I'm thinking that whatever they were brewing it in..trash can, perhaps? might have had the botulism spores in it to begin with.

14 posted on 10/05/2011 7:42:55 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sick on buck?? Can’t imagine that... fruit, sugar, and heat....


15 posted on 10/05/2011 8:11:25 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 353FMG
Prison alcohol is made from whatever fruit or sometimes even bread that can be found, and it is not distilled. A can of peaches or fruit cocktail is perfect for the purpose. Aside from that, the other essential ingredient is yeast, a commodity more valuable than bullets in prison. A former inmate once gave me a very detailed description of the brewing process which sometimes took place in a toilet bowl, and produced a fermented beverage known as Hooch or sometimes Pruno. The higher quality brew was filtered through a T shirt, but this wan not considered essential.
16 posted on 10/05/2011 8:23:21 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: sockmonkey

You got that right. Years ago in a ROP country far far away we “brewed” up some really goode stuff in large glass carboys that once held acid. (Yes we rinsed them multi-times.) More like fruit wine I guess. We had 3 or 4 ready to bottle carboys twice a month. Nice stuff and was really enjoyed by all on Saturday nights —— to include ROP guests! The great home brew beer was another story! (Love those one liter juice bottles with the ceramic snap top corks.)


17 posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:15 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Note to self: (Important!) should try in future attempts to use yeast instead of botulism organisms in future batches.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 8:32:28 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

Doa!


19 posted on 10/05/2011 11:00:10 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: coloradan

Doa!


20 posted on 10/05/2011 11:00:28 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: coloradan

Doa!


21 posted on 10/05/2011 11:00:31 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So if you’re a prison inmate in Utah, and your blockmate a few cells down is making pruno, do you need to get a membership card to go in his cell and get some?


22 posted on 10/05/2011 11:03:04 PM PDT by RichInOC (TBA 2012.)
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