All Delaware Prisons On Lockdown After Inmates Take Over Jail, Take Officers Hostage

All Delaware Prisons On Lockdown After Inmates Take Over Jail, Take Officers Hostage

This sounds like it's straight out of a movie!

All Delaware prisons have been placed on lockdown after a hostage situation has developed at James T. Vaughn Correctional in Smyrna. 

According to the NY Daily News, inmates have taken control of the prison and are holding 5-6 correctional officers as hostages. 

A state corrections spokesperson said it was an “isolated incident,” though under protocol all prisons are put on lockdown when there is an emergency at one. 

 

Executions also take place at the center, according to the Delaware Department of Corrections website.

 

A hostage situation at the prison 13 years ago, where inmate Scott Miller was accused of raping a counselor and taking her captive, lasted for seven hours and ended when Miller was shot and killed. -(NY Daily News)

Credit: CBS

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