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9 Del. Prison Workers Suspended After Incident Involving Inmate

Posted: 08/10/2017 15:28:00 -04:00 Updated:
The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC) The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Department of Correction officials say nine workers at Delaware's maximum-security prison have been suspended after an incident involving an inmate being taken from his housing unit to the infirmary.

DOC spokeswoman Jayme Gravelle said Thursday that officials are conducting an investigation to determine whether a violation of department policies or procedures occurred as the inmate was being taken to the infirmary for a medical inspection. She provided no details about the incident, because this is a "personnel investigation."

The nine staff members assigned to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center were placed on administrative leave.

Gravell said the DOC "takes seriously any alleged incidents of misconduct and reported incidents are thoroughly investigated."

In February, a correctional officer at the prison was killed and three other staffers taken hostage during an inmate uprising.

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