- Twenty Mississippi inmates have become sick with botulism, possibly linked to moonshine
- Moonshine can be made from vegetable and fruit scraps, sugar and water
(CNN)Botulism is believed to be the cause of an outbreak of severe illness that has affected 20 inmates at a federal prison in Mississippi, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Thursday. More than a dozen inmates remain hospitalized. Test results for the toxin are pending. Investigators believe the inmates became ill as a result of drinking homemade alcohol.