Inmates at Delaware prison demand education

Inmates at Delaware prison demand education

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A prison guard stands at one of the towers at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Delaware, where inmates took four prison employees and fellow prisoners hostage Wednesday morning. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

Inmates at the largest state prison for men in Delaware took four corrections department workers and fellow prisoners hostage Wednesday in a stand-off with authorities that had yet to be resolved more than 16 hours later on Thursday morning, forcing prisons across the state to enter lockdown.

By early Thursday morning, the state Department of Correction said two employees and 82 inmates remained inside the seized prison block, though it was unclear how many were hostages as opposed to hostage-takers.

Throughout the standoff, two of the prison employees — one of whom had non-life threatening injuries — and 46 inmates had been released in four groups by the hostage-takers, who said their rebellion was a direct response to President “Donald Trump.”

“Everything that he did. All the things that he’s doing…


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