Inmates’ cake sickens guards

From Times Wire Reports

Four guards at a prison in central Denmark who ate a cake baked for them by inmates were hospitalized with suspected narcotic poisoning.

Minutes after eating the cake in the wing of Nyborg prison that houses members of the Black Cobra motorcycle gang, a female guard complained of not being able to feel her hands and legs.

Lars Erik Siegumfeldt, a spokesman with the Danish Prison and Probation Service, said the guards would not have been suspicious of the gift.

“Normally the guards and the inmates are very close in the Danish system,” he said. “Inmates bake cakes every day.” The guards were expected to recover.