Measures include new staffing at JTVCC, equipment, security teams WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Monday that he is taking important steps to address security risks for employees and inmates at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), and across Delaware’s correctional system, following the February 1 hostage incident. Initial steps include: An investment […]
Governor will announce selection to lead review by February 15 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Tuesday that he will initiate an independent review of the hostage incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center last week that led to the death of a 16-year correctional officer, Lt. Steven Floyd. Governor Carney will announce […]
Governor Carney released the following statement today on the fallen correctional officer from James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. “I’m praying hard for the fallen officer’s family. This serves as a tragic reminder that members of law enforcement risk their lives every day on behalf of the people of Delaware. We will stand by the fallen […]
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.
Governor, state officials, service providers mark success of community-based pretrial supervision initiatives
Governor Jack Markell, corrections officials, and non-profit service providers today visited the Rick VanStory Resource Center (RVRC) in Wilmington to mark the one year anniversary of an innovative partnership with the Department of Correction and highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to strengthen community-based pretrial supervision programs for low risk defendants whose needs for treatment and services outweigh their risks to public safety.