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Correctional Facility in Smyrna Placed on Lockdown As Part of Drill

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SMYRNA, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction announced an emergency operations drill was under way Thursday at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. As part of the drill, the facility was placed on an emergency lockdown. However, staff was working to accomodate previously scheduled visits to the facility.

Thursday's drill, which was unannounced to most staff, simulates a variety of potential security breaches within the facility to test emergency operations protocols and medical staff response to a major incident.

The DOC emphasized that no actual emergency was taking place and no members of the community were at risk. 

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