DOC Announces 6 Additional Positive Coronavirus Tests

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The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) today announced six additional positive COVID-19 test results, including three asymptomatic inmates who received proactive COVID-19 testing earlier this week.  Review an informational chart of positive COVID-19 cases among DOC employees, contracted staff and inmates for each DOC facility by clicking HERE.  These latest positive test results include: A Correctional Officer who is assigned to Sussex Community…

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DOC announces additional cases of coronavirus among inmates

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The Delaware¬†Department of Correction (DOC) is announcing that three additional¬†Correctional Officers tested positive today¬†for¬†coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest cases bring the total number to 9 Correctional Officers who have tested positive for the virus.¬† A Correctional Officer¬†who is¬†assigned to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution¬†in New Castle.¬† The Officer¬†was¬†last at the facility 9 days ago,¬†on Tuesday, March 31.¬†After…

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Vaughn Inmates Begin Making Face Masks in Prison Garment Shop

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This week, three dozen inmates who are employed in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center garment shop began producing cotton face masks for the correctional system and first responders as the Delaware Department of Correction steps up to support the First State’s COVID-19 response. These skilled inmate workers normally cut and sew material from large rolls of red and white cotton cloth into…

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DOC Announces Precautions for Inmates, Staff & Visitors for Flu Season

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The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) today announced that it is taking additional precautions to protect inmates, staff and visitors during flu season.¬† These measures come¬†in response to an increase in flu-like activity in prison facilities and throughout the community and is part of ongoing efforts to minimize the spread of the flu virus.¬†¬†The new…

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Correctional Officers Assaulted at Multiple Delaware Facilities

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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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