PELICAN BAY STATE PRISON – On July 23rd envelopes arrived at Pelican Bay State Prison that, after a screening process, were found to contain a suspicious substance.
The area where the envelopes were opened was quarantined and “a coordinated investigation with local, state and federal law enforcement as well as public health officials was initiated.”
The substance was sent to a lab and was determined to be ricin.
Three people who came into contact with the envelopes were taken to the hospital for medical evaluation and then later released.
The investigation into this incident continues. The operation of the prison continues unabated.