Delaware prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed for a court order to enforce reforms in Delaware prisons claiming the Department of Corrections has failed to follow through on its promises to protect female prisoners from sexual assault.

The legal action comes five years after a female prisoner reported being raped by a prison guard.

That resulted in a year and a-half of civil lawsuits brought with the help of the ACLU which resulted in a settlement.

The agreement required the Corrections Department to carry out a series of reforms at the Baylor Women’s Institution.

State of Delaware

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - State officials are unveiling a new radio system that improves communications within Delaware's prison system.

A demonstration of the new 700 megahertz radio system was planned Tuesday at the state women's prison in New Castle.

Officials say the new system supports communications both inside prison facilities and, for the first time, provides communications between facilities and directly with first responders.