Del. Dept. Of Correction Plans Citizens Academy

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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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New Machines Target Attempts To Smuggle Contraband

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The Delaware Department of Correction has introduced ‘modern Millimeter Wave’ technology whole body imaging scanners to supplement its efforts to keep contraband out of the state’s prisons. The machines use non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation that more easily and more effectively detects objects on or inside a person’s body. The DOC says the MMw scanner is safe…

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DOC highlights reduction in Delaware’s prison population amid coronavirus pandemic

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The Delaware¬†Department of Correction (DOC) highlighted the significant¬†reduction¬†in Delaware’s incarcerated population since COVID-19 spread to¬†Delaware and the mid-Atlantic region over the past two months.¬† These reductions have accelerated a six-year decline in the incarcerated population driven by¬†lower crime rates, implementation of¬†a statewide¬†bail reform initiative, and the Carney Administration’s efforts to strengthen reentry services which are¬†helping…

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Independent review underway of prison healthcare system in Delaware

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Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner Claire DeMatteis announced today that an independent review is underway into the department’s medical and behavioral health care systems as it seeks recommendations to strengthen clinical quality, patient safety, and data management practices. The DOC, through its Bureau of Correctional Healthcare Services, is responsible for contracting medical and behavioral…

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