Department Of Corrections Has Restricted Inmate Movements, No Visitation Until Further Notice

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Due to the recent events in Ohio and Pennsylvania correctional facilities which lead to the hospitalization of several inmates and staff, the Delaware Department of Correction is canceling visitation and restricting movement in all Level 5 facilities, according to a statement released moments ago.

“We understand this may be inconvenient for family members, but we owe it to our staff and those in our custody to prioritize safety and health,” said Deputy Commissioner Alan Grinstead. “The DOC is appreciative of the public’s understanding while we assess the situation. Regular operations will resume when conditions improve.”

Over two dozen inmates and correctional staff were transported to local hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania o Wednesday, after being exposed to a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, according to officials.

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