Governor Extends Deadline for Review of Deadly Delaware Prison Riot

Gov. John Carney says he is delaying the release of an independent review team's final report on an inmate uprising and hostage-taking at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a prison guard was killed.

In a statement Friday, Carney's office said an Aug. 15 deadline for him to receive the report has been pushed back to Aug. 31. It will be released publicly on Sept. 1.

Carney's office says the postponement will allow the review team to fully consider testimonials from inmates and correctional officers, as well as a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union documenting inmate grievances.

In a preliminary report released in June, reviewers described the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, where inmates seized hostages on Feb. 1, as dangerously overcrowded, critically understaffed, and poorly run and managed.

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