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Corrections Council finds no wrongdoing in inmate’s death
By delawarestatenews.net- Ian Gronau
Published: 03/14/2018

DOVER — At Tuesday’s Council of Correction meeting, chairman Darryl Chambers noted that he was asked on Feb. 8 by the Department of Correction to independently review the footage of an inmate’s death at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Mr. Chambers said to the other council members that after carefully reviewing camera footage of the incident provided by the DOC, he found no wrongdoing or negligence on the part of the agency. It’s believed that this is the first time a council member has performed this function.

Earlier this year, the DOC announced that 64-year-old inmate Robert J. Martin, had died on Jan 17. They said at the time that the body had been turned over to the State Division of Forensic Science — per standard procedure — but no “foul play” had been suspected. Martin had been serving a life sentence for first degree murder since 1977.

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