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Chief of Delaware Prisons Leaves Post, Takes New State Job

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The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Photo: WBOC) The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- The head of the division in charge of Delaware's prisons has left the post in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking.
    
Department of Correction officials confirmed Friday that Christopher Klein is no longer chief of the Bureau of Prisons.
    
Officials said Klein has taken a new job in the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, which is headed by former DOC Commissioner Robert Coupe.
    
As bureau chief, Klein oversaw Delaware's four prisons, including the maximum-security James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.
    
Inmates took over a building at Vaughn on Feb. 1, taking four staffers hostage. Correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd was killed.
    
The former warden at Vaughn, David Pierce, has been reassigned.

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