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Advocates Want Federal Probe of Delaware Prison Uprising

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The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna is shown Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC) The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna is shown Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Justice reform advocates want a federal investigation into the uprising at a Delaware prison where four Department of Correction staffers were held hostage and one was killed.
    
The Delaware Coalition of Prison Reform and Justice also is calling on Gov. John Carney and state lawmakers to provide more training and funding for staff and to address prison overcrowding.
    
The coalition also wants more programs and job skills training for inmates. It scheduled a news conference Tuesday to discuss its concerns.
    
Correctional officer Sgt. Steven Floyd, since posthumously promoted to lieutenant, was killed during the nearly 20-hour hostage standoff last week at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.
    
The head of the correctional officers' union says state officials have ignored chronic staffing shortages that put prison workers at greater risk.

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