Two COs at the James T. Vaughn Correction Center Assaulted by Inmate


Two Correctional Officers at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna are recovering from injuries after they were assaulted Thursday night by an inmate with an improvised weapon. Both officers were treated for injuries – and have been released from the hospital. The investigation is continuing – no further information has been released.

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Coronavirus Cluster at JTVCC Found & Isolated


Proactive screening and testing have identified a cluster of inmate COVID-19 cases in one housing building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), the state’s largest prison in Smyrna, the Department of Correction announced today.   With significant community spread throughout the state and the increased risk of the infectious virus entering a correctional facility, DOC implemented…

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Road Leading to JTVCC Renamed Steven R. Floyd Sr. Way


The road leading to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna has been renamed in honor of Correctional Lt. Steven Floyd, who died in the line of duty during a prison riot in February of 2017.  Corrections Commissioner Perry Phelps says that the newly named road will remind everyone of Lt. Floyd’s bravery and…

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JTVCC C Building to be Demolished


C-Building at the Vaughn Correctional Center – the site of an inmate uprising and death of Correctional Officer Lt Steven Floyd – will be torn down.  The building is a constant reminder of what happened on February 1st, 2017.  DOC Commissioner Perry Phelps says that demolishing C-Building will ‘demonstrate that JTVCC is moving forward and…

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DOC Completes Staffing Analysis for Vaughn


A staffing study for the James T. Vaughan Correctional Facility in Smyrna has been completed.  The Staffing Analysis Team report recommends funding for an additional 137 positions in various classifications in the Correctional Officer series. There are currently 224 CO vacancies however the DOC is continuing to strengthen officer recruitment and retention efforts and will…

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