Prison Inmate Advocates March in Dover

May 12, 2017

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A prison from organization held a march that began at Legislative Hall and ended at the governor’s office in Dover hoping to get more attention to the conditions for Delaware’s inmates.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that one of the participants was Enrico Stratton-Bey.

He is a former inmate and a cousin of Stephen Floyd who was killed during the hostage standoff at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Stratton-Bey told the paper that it was the poor conditions for the inmates that was involved in Floyd’s death.

The march was organized by the Coalition for Prison Reform and Criminal Justice.

Meanwhile, the correctional officers association in Delaware has been calling for better working conditions including more staff and better pay.