WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday released the final report of the Independent Review into the events of February 1 and February 2 at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, and issued the following statement:
“Thank you to Judge Chapman and former U.S. Attorney Oberly for their hard work on this Independent Review. Their recommendations from June, and in this final report, will help us make real, lasting change. This much is clear: we have systemic issues within our correctional system that must be addressed, and we are committed to addressing them. We’ve already made progress, but there is more work ahead of us. In the coming days, we will review these final recommendations in more detail. And we will take appropriate action that will continue to improve safety and security for officers and inmates inside our facilities. As I said in June when we received the initial report of the Independent Review, we owe that to Lieutenant Floyd and all of the victims of the events on February 1.”
Learn more about Governor Carney’s actions since receiving the initial report in June.