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  Category: Department of Correction


Governor Carney Announces Plan to Address Recommendations of DOC Independent Review

Department of Correction | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Plan includes appointment of Special Assistant to lead turnaround, and $2 million investment in cameras at JTVCC DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday released his plan to act on the recommendations of the initial report of the Independent Review into the causes of the February 1 incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. […]




Criminal Justice Council Announces Funding for Reentry Programs

Criminal Justice Council | Department of Correction | Department of Justice | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware has an astounding need for successful reentry programs and services. Attorney General Matt Denn and Criminal Justice Council Executive Director Christian Kervick are pleased to announce that workshops will be held in early August to explain to non-profit groups how they can apply for grants from $2 million that has been […]




Culinary Training Facility at State’s Largest Prison dedicated to memory of Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley

Department of Correction | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Today Governor Markell, Department of Correction and Department of Education administrators and State Senator Bruce Ennis, Chair of the Senate’s Corrections Committee, joined family members of the late Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley and representatives from SoDel Concepts, the restaurant group he founded, to dedicate the future site of the Matt Haley Culinary Arts Training Center at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) in Smyrna. Markell sought the funding to convert an unused cafeteria dining building at the state’s largest prison into the training facility, which will feature a commercial-style restaurant kitchen and an attached classroom. Funding was appropriated by the General Assembly in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and the project is currently in the design phase.




Governor, Department of Correction, educators celebrate graduation of 10 offenders from new culinary certification program

Department of Correction | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015

Governor Jack Markell, Department of Correction administrators, and representatives from Delaware Technical Community College celebrated the graduation of 10 offenders from the Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC) who completed the culinary program offered at its newly renovated training facility.




Department of Correction searching for Wilmington work release offender

Department of Correction | Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015

The Department of Correction announces that it is currently searching for a Wilmington Work Release offender. On the evening of November 21, 2015 Offender Cagney Brittingham was discovered to be missing during an evening offender count at the Plummer Community Corrections Center. Immediate attempts were undertaken to make contact with the offender and an escape warrant for his arrest was issued.







  Category: Department of Correction


Governor Carney Announces Plan to Address Recommendations of DOC Independent Review

Department of Correction | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Plan includes appointment of Special Assistant to lead turnaround, and $2 million investment in cameras at JTVCC DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday released his plan to act on the recommendations of the initial report of the Independent Review into the causes of the February 1 incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. […]




Criminal Justice Council Announces Funding for Reentry Programs

Criminal Justice Council | Department of Correction | Department of Justice | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware has an astounding need for successful reentry programs and services. Attorney General Matt Denn and Criminal Justice Council Executive Director Christian Kervick are pleased to announce that workshops will be held in early August to explain to non-profit groups how they can apply for grants from $2 million that has been […]




Culinary Training Facility at State’s Largest Prison dedicated to memory of Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley

Department of Correction | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Today Governor Markell, Department of Correction and Department of Education administrators and State Senator Bruce Ennis, Chair of the Senate’s Corrections Committee, joined family members of the late Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley and representatives from SoDel Concepts, the restaurant group he founded, to dedicate the future site of the Matt Haley Culinary Arts Training Center at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) in Smyrna. Markell sought the funding to convert an unused cafeteria dining building at the state’s largest prison into the training facility, which will feature a commercial-style restaurant kitchen and an attached classroom. Funding was appropriated by the General Assembly in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and the project is currently in the design phase.




Governor, Department of Correction, educators celebrate graduation of 10 offenders from new culinary certification program

Department of Correction | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015

Governor Jack Markell, Department of Correction administrators, and representatives from Delaware Technical Community College celebrated the graduation of 10 offenders from the Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC) who completed the culinary program offered at its newly renovated training facility.




Department of Correction searching for Wilmington work release offender

Department of Correction | Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015

The Department of Correction announces that it is currently searching for a Wilmington Work Release offender. On the evening of November 21, 2015 Offender Cagney Brittingham was discovered to be missing during an evening offender count at the Plummer Community Corrections Center. Immediate attempts were undertaken to make contact with the offender and an escape warrant for his arrest was issued.