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Delaware Department of Correction

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

State officials gathered at Howard R. Young Correctional Center in Wilmington Monday to report on what they call progress in reentry services for offenders.


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ChristianaCare is making its recommendations to the state after a review of health care quality in Delaware’s prison system. 

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The Delaware Department of Correction faces a new lawsuit brought by the family of an inmate who committed suicide.

Christiana Care Health System is set to evaluate the health care provided in Delaware’s prison system.

Sarah Mueller

A new law makes bringing contraband into Delaware prisons using unmanned aircraft a felony.

DeMatteis appoints new DOC deputy commissioner

Jul 25, 2019

New Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis is bringing in an outsider to be second in command at DOC.

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The Delaware Department of Correction has a new commissioner.

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Members of the Joint Finance Committee are raising the possibility of not extending prison health provider Connections’ contract through 2020.

Dept. of Correction Commissioner is stepping down

May 24, 2019
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Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps announced Friday he is retiring, effective July 15th.

He served as commissioner for about two and a half years, a tenure that included the deadly February 2017 riot at the Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

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Gov. John Carney is declining to say whether he retains confidence in Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps.