2-Day Virtual Hearing Addresses State Of Corrections In Delaware


A virtual summit on the State of Corrections in Delaware has begun. The two-day virtual event features nationally-known speakers, roundtable discussions and community listening sessions. Topics include physical and mental wellness of incarcerated individuals, juvenile justice, the experiences of correctional staff. and Delaware’s re-entry programs, among other issues. The sessions continue Wednesday between 10 a.m.…

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Del. Dept. Of Correction Plans Citizens Academy


A citizens academy that starts next month will offer a look at operations and programs in the Delaware Department of Correction. The DOC says the five weekly sessions will include an opportunity to engage with corrections leadership, uniformed officers, providers of treatment and programs and a wide range of professional staff. To apply for the…

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DOC Announces Coronavirus Recoveries, Additional Test Results


The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) today announced a total of 8 inmates have recovered from COVID-19, including 5 new recoveries in addition to 3 announced earlier this week.  These inmates are currently housed in a transitional housing unit in the JTVCC COVID-19 treatment center.  The DOC also announced that a Correctional Officer has fully…

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Two More Correctional Officers Test Positive for Coronavirus – at Vaughn & Young


The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced today that two additional Correctional Officers have tested positive for COVID-19.  – One Officer, who is assigned to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), was last on duty on Thursday, April 2, 2020, where the Officer completed a work shift supervising an inmate at an area hospital.  After beginning to experience flu-like symptoms,…

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235th CEIT Class Graduates at DOC


15 Correctional Officer cadets graduated today from the 235th Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT) Class and took their oaths of office as Delaware’s newest law enforcement officers at a ceremony attended by Department of Correction (DOC) leadership and staff, family and friends.  Cadets completed an intensive 12-week program of classroom and hands-on instruction in multiple subject areas…

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Teens Graduate from DOC Youth Academy


A dozen teens have graduated from the Department of Correction’s second Youth Academy.  The 5-day program gives teens who want to learn about the criminal justice system the chance to interact and speak with various correctional employees.  The program also gives participants the chance to potentially becoming corrections officers, police officers, agents, judges and attorneys…

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229th CEIT Class Graduates the DOC


The 229th Correctional Employee Initial Training Academy of the DOC graduated Friday.  The 22 men and women have been assigned to facilities throughout Delaware after finishing an 11-week long training program that focuses on a professional development curriculum critical to developing the skills of correctional staff.   They will be on the job with the DOC…

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DOC Graduates 227th CEIT Academy Class


Thirty-eight men and women graduated from the 227th Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT) Academy of the Delaware Department of Correction today and have been assigned to facilities throughout the state. The 11-week long training program focuses on a professional development curriculum critical to developing the skills of correctional staff in achieving the mission of public safety…

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Correctional Officers Assaulted at Multiple Delaware Facilities


Several correctional officers in Delaware facilities have been assaulted over the past 2 days. President of COAD, Geoff Klopp says an inmate at SCI in Georgetown was verbally abusive to staff on Tuesday – and stopped moving into a holding area. As staff tried to move him along, the inmate struck the officer in the…

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223rd CEIT Academy Graduates New Correctional Employees


The Department of Correction has graduated 21 members of the Correctional Employee Initial Training Academy.  They have been assigned to work in the DOC after completing 10 weeks of training – including hands-on and classroom sessions in a multitude of capacities.  The graduates include 18 Correctional officers, one correctional counselor and 2 food service specialists.…

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