Sussex Correctional Institution

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Murder suspect dies in Delaware prison medical unit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say a man who was charged with murder last month has died in prison. Department of Correction officials said Tuesday that 57-year-old Michael A. Klein died at Sussex Correctional Institution on Monday. Authorities says Klein was being housed in a prison medical area and was found unresponsive in his cell about 8:15 a.m. during a routine check. He was pronounced dead about 45 minutes […]

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DSP Conducting Death Investigation at SCI in Georgetown

Delaware State Police are investigating an inmate’s death, which occurred yesterday at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown. Delaware State Police detectives, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Correction, are investigating the death of an inmate which occurred on June 25, 2022. The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing with further details to be released as they become available. The victim was turned over to the Delaware […]

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ACLU lawsuit accuses prison officers of excessive force

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday by civil rights lawyers claims officers at a Delaware prison beat two inmates without justification. Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware represent the lawsuit's plaintiffs, William "Bill" Davis and Isaac Montague, who were pretrial detainees at Sussex Correctional Institution. Both men claim officers at the Georgetown prison beat them and deployed pepper spray into their nose and mouth […]

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