Following Governor John Carney’s Independent Review post-riot at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the Delaware Department of Corrections has completed security camera implementation at JTVCC, ten months ahead of schedule.
Governor Carney and members of the General Assembly allocated 2.5 million dollars for the project, which began in October 2017, which was seven months after the prison riot at JTVCC that left Sgt. Steven Floyd dead.
State officials say the project included the installation of 714 security cameras and the installation of supporting infrastructure and viewing stations. Assurance Media was constructed to assist with the task. DOC says the installation allows for significant increases to safety and security of staff and inmates housed at JTVCC.
“The safety of staff and inmates is a priority at all DOC facilities,” said Commissioner Perry Phelps. “Without talented IT professionals and support from Governor Carney and the legislature, this project would not have been possible. We could not be more thankful for their advocacy on behalf of our DOC family.”