UPDATED: Delaware DOC Apprehend Offender Who Failed to Return


UPDATED – 11/24/22 – 10:15am – Corrections officials say that an offender who failed to return to the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown from an approved work pass on Wednesday has been apprehended. Officials say 30 year old Chandler Griffith of Harrington was found and arrested by the Sussex Escapee Recovery Team on Wednesday.…

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Inmate With Numerous Health Conditions Dies With COVID-19


An inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution who had chronic health conditions has died with COVID-19 complications. According to the Delaware Department of Correction, 40-year-old Michael Harris tested positive January 10th after showing symptoms. He was admitted to a hospital three days later, but his condition deteriorated suddenly Tuesday and he died late Tuesday night. Authorities…

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Inmate found dead at Vaughn prison in Smyrna


The Delaware Department of Correction and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science are investigating the death of an inmate at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. On Sunday, 71-year-old Theodore Benson, of Millsboro, was found unresponsive lying on the floor of his cell. Life-saving measures were taken by medical staff until EMS arrived, who…

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Incident at SCI Shows COs Still Understaffed


An incident last Friday at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown highlights the continued staffing and resource problems facing the state’s prisons. A statement from President of the Corrections Officers Association of Delaware, Geoff Klopp says after an inmate became disorderly inside his cell two officers who responded were assaulted by the prisoner who Klopp…

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