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Perry Phelps

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


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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.


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The Delaware Department of Correction presented its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to the Joint Finance Committee Tuesday, seeking over $344 million.


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The Delaware Department of Correction confirms that Bureau of Prisons Chief Steven Wesley is leaving the agency.

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First State probation and parole officers are hopeful they’ll see better pay and benefits in the fiscal year 2020 budget.


James Morrison, Delaware Public Media

The verdict in the first trial of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot is in.

 


Hundreds of Delaware inmates are set to be transferred to prisons in Pennsylvania.


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Gov. John Carney’s budget plan includes an additional $20 million for Delaware prison employees.


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Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps says progress is being made on installing cameras at the Vaughn Correctional Center.