All Delaware prisons are on lockdown after a hostage crises surfaced.
Prisons in Delaware have initiated lockdown procedures after a “hostage situation” was reported by officials.
Reports say that inmates in the T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna have taken over the facility.
“We’re hearing that three to five correctional officers have been taken hostage and the inmates have control of the building,” President of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware Geoff Klopp told Delaware State News.
Although a state corrections spokesman said it was an “isolated incident”, under protocol all prisons have gone into lockdown.
According to the Delaware Department of Corrections website the facility houses 2,500 prisoners.
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By Engin Tezcan