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Prison News | Delaware

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Delaware. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.

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Education & Rehabilitation

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Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

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Gangs in Prison

Health & Medical Treatment


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Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

  • Justice Reinvestment in Action: The Delaware Model
    This brief describes the efforts the state of Delaware has made using justice reinvestment to reduce its incarcerated population while ensuring public safety. “Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to corrections policy that seeks to cut spending and reinvest savings in practices that have been empirically shown to improve safety and hold offenders accountable … As other jurisdictions consider how best to invest limited public safety dollars, Dela¬ware’s experience offers a helpful example of what can be accomplished through a close consideration of data and social science. Because it is a unified system—one of only a handful in whic...[more]

Prison Conditions & Corruption

Prison Life & Culture

  • DuPont heir’s rape case: Too rich for prison?
    IT’S NOT exactly news that wealthy defendants can buy more lenient justice — exhibit A: Jared Remy — but a shocking case in Delaware underscores how badly askew the nation’s justice system has become. An heir to the DuPont fortune, Robert H. Richards IV, was sentenced to probation, with no prison time, after he was convicted in 2009 of raping his 3-year-old daughter, a charge that could have landed him in prison for up to 15 years....[more]

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

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Suicides in Prison

  • Del. Prison Officials Appeal Third Circuit Ruling in Suicide Case
    The state filed a motion indicating it intends to ask the high court to reverse a September precedential decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit waiving qualified immunity against government officials for actions taken by their subordinates if the officials' own actions demonstrate an indifference to known deficiencies in policy or procedure. As a result of the Third Circuit's ruling, the widow and children of Christopher Barkes, an inmate who hanged himself in 2004, can sue former Department of Correction Commissioner Stanley Taylor and Raphael Williams, the warden at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution at the time o...[more]

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