Statement from Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock on the James T. Vaughn Correctional...

Statement from Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock on the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

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Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock, Senior Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church, Former President of New Castle County Council, Chairman of Delaware Coalition of Prison Reform and Justice

My prayers and condolences to the family of the Delaware Department of Corrections staff member who lost his life. It is unfortunate that a life was lost during the prison hostage crisis in Smyrna, Delaware.

It is important that Governor Carney and the Delaware State Legislature take seriously the issues and conditions The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The root causes of this situation must be addressed. The brave men and women of the Department of Corrections who maintain professionalism deserve support and respect.

Several years ago I lead the Delaware Coalition for Prison Reform and Justice to advocate for better prison conditions and healthcare for all offenders as well as more training for the staff.

The US Department of Justice declared that our prison system was one the worst in the country. Have things improved? Has the culture changed?

Prisoners should leave as better people not better prisoners!

Canaan Baptist Church
3011 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720
Rev. Dr. Christopher A. Bullock, Senior Pastor

Office Phone: (302) 654-8818
Office Fax:     (302) 654-8819
Website:         www.canaanbc.org