Inmates Calls During Delaware Prison Hostage Situation Reference President Trump

SMYRNA, De. (CBS) — A hostage situation that unfolded Wednesday at the James T. Vaughn Correction Center in Smyrna, Delaware, resulting in the death of a prison worker, is being blamed on fear of President Donald Trump, an inmate claims in a phone call released to Eyewitness News.

According to officials, four correctional employees were taken hostage and two were eventually released. After 20 hours, a third employee was safely rescued, but a fourth was found unconscious and declared dead.

MORE: Prison Worker Found Dead After Nearly 20-Hour Standoff In Del.

The inmates made contact with the outside world and they were patched through to the News Journal. An excerpt of one of the calls was provided to Eyewitness News.

In the audio, a man is heard citing Trump while explaining the reasoning for the situation. “Donald Trump, everything that he did, all the things that he’s doing now…We know that the institution’s gonna change for the worse.”

The calls also mentioned the need for education and rehabilitation. That call and others were turned over to police.

The situation unfolded around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when a correctional officer made a radio call from within C Building at the James T. Vaughn Correction Center requesting immediate assistance.

The C building, which houses over 100 inmates, has since been secured.


One Comment

  1. OMG is anyone with any intelligence actually going to accept this lame excuse?

  2. i was a co 32 years in ny ,it is true most inmates are very liberal , i know most of them grew up in households provided by tax payers. they all had a warped understanding of world events and fantastic conspiracy theories, you can tell their heads have been filled with propaganda their hole lives so blaming violence on trump is no surprise, they have a lot of time on their hands. this inmate is correct he will have a lot harder time now i promise you that.

  3. Jim Olson says:

    If you figure out a way to function in society…mind your own business…don’t commit crimes…you won’t go to prison and then complain about prison conditions. I have zero, nada, absolutely NO sympathy for criminals. They’re a drain on society.

  4. chuckyschmucky says:

    The inmates know how to get the corrupt leftwing media’s attention.

  5. And guess what else DT does: HE FARTS IN THE ELEVATORS!!!!

    1. And you know this how?

  6. jcx2 says:

    The prisoners comment would be funny if it didn’t follow the same insanely stupid mind curling comments made by as Madonna, Ashley Judd, Nancy Pelosi, and many of the DNC members.

  7. Hilarious..These morons are nothing but brainwashed ignorant liberal ,,,

  8. I thought it is Putin’s fault!

  9. Only liberals are psychopathological enough to make this kind of stuff up. The better question is how much longer anybody will take them seriously.

  10. Iza Koon says:


  11. Bryant Blake says:

    The real nature of the left is coming out. The dead guard was wrapped in a blanket and set on fire. The injured woman was a councilor and was raped approximately 100 times.

  12. James Strawn says:

    Everything is Trump’s fault. When Obama was in office it was different. Everything was Bush’s fault.

  13. Prisoners are just democrats that got caught

  14. If this would have been 2 weeks ago, he would have blamed it on Bush.

  15. John Oakman says:

    DimoRats are the same in prison or out of prison.

  16. Blamed the riot on Trump ,,,,,,,,, well, what did you expect from a low intelligence criminal that has probably been kept by the system ,either in or out of prison, his whole life ? This is just more proof that Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  17. The law of unintended consequences applies here. If this moron would have learned that natural law, he would not be in prison…… Democrats have yet to understand that there are consequences to poor choices.

  18. Bokshil Kim says:

    Because of Donald Trump millions of new jobs will clog our roads with people going to and from work. Dam Trump.

  19. Bokshil Kim says:

    He is talking about all the new Democrats filling his jail in the near future.

  20. Carl Mayo says:

    ok… so violent criminals tend to be democrats.
    it that supposed to be a surprise?

  21. Chris Havens says:

    It is pretty clear the inmates are running that institution.

  22. And this is exactly why the CPUSA, hiding behind the progressive democrat label wants felons to vote.

    You must have a criminal mind in 2017 to still support the democrat party.

  23. Naturally, starting a riot and murdering a prison worker due to fear of Trump makes perfect sense – to liberal morons. Good investigative journalism, CBS.

  24. More excuses for Black ignorance.

  25. “Donald Trump, everything that he did, all the things that he’s doing now…We know that the institution’s gonna change for the worse.”

    So that’s a reason to kill someone?

    Well this prophecy will certainly come true and Trump won’t have anything to do with it. The institution is gonna change for the worse for these idiots. All involved need to have manslaughter and the additional time added to their sentence in addition to increased labor to keep them busy and not have time to cause trouble.

  26. Peggy Hart says:

    Check any poll ever taken in any US prison, and you’ll find that 95% of all prisoners are Democrat Party supporters. You can always tell what kind of person one is by the company he/she keeps.

  27. Rob Bennett says:

    If it was me, those charged with murder, Rape, Kidnapping or any child offense would have bread and water and a flea bag mattress on the floor to sleep on. NO TV, NO BOOKS, 1 15 minute visit per year. F them

  28. Why would CBS even report what these criminals think of our president? What you don’t realize is that criminals fearing leaders who promote tougher law enforcement is good.

  29. Hey inmates; stay out of prison and you won’t have to worry about the living conditions. Mine are pretty good! Think I’ll go crack open a beer and watch some tv.

  30. Joe Mellon says:

    My lawn is brown, my teeth are dull and my feet hurt. Damm you Donald Trump.

  31. All those involved should be charged with murder of a peace officer, tried and sent to death row.

    1. Great Idea-except Delaware no longer has a death penalty.

  32. Even jailbirds are democrats,that is how low the party has fallen.I’ll never vote demo ever again.

  33. Well, at least GW Bush gets a break finally. Before it was always “Bush’s fault”. Now the left has a new slogan, “It’s Trump’s fault”.

  34. They SHOULD fear Trump. He’s sending their ILLEGAL, CRIMINAL butts back where they came from!!

  35. Criminals should fear President Trump…it’s called “Make America Great Again”!

  36. Tim Cotton says:

    I wonder what percentage of all the communications out of the prison this “excerpt” represents. It isn’t possible that the media cherry-picked a useful five seconds to further an anti-President narrative. . .

  37. He is L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y blaming people who are anti-Trump for the actual riot. Trump didn’t do it people that hate Trump did it. Nice fake news headline.

  38. David Moran says:

    Like they needed an excuse. They are there because they are violent.

  39. Tomas Cruz says:

    Conditions were sooo much better under Obama.~

  40. Nothing but another N*GGER excuse!

  41. Jerome Barry says:

    Inmate riot, kill guard, take hostages. When will the executions proceed? I’ll get popcorn.

  42. Mark Burns says:

    Snowflakes in prison?

  43. Not surprised, after all we know that according to the fake news, (aka MSM) that he is responsible for the War of 1812, First and Second World Wars and the sinking of the Titanic according to CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC AND, of Course, NPR just to name the electronic media./s

  44. Love it. I expect CNN/PMSNBC to blame the President for the prison riot, climate change, traffic jams, my tight shorts…

  45. Democrats both in and out of prison idendically blame everything, including their fears and wildest Whoopie/Madonna-induced speculations, on President Trump and will for the foreseeable future. Thank God and The American Electorate the future does not feature Democrats in any meaningful position of governance for that same period.

  46. Doesn’t it just make you sooooo sympathtic to them?? They seem to remember Obama fondly during their early years in prison. Why? I guess they had hope he would open the doods and let them, and the Gitmo detainees all out before we finally got rid of him.

  47. Myyne Gaime says:

    I always love predicting the future. Please reference yesterday’s story and my comment in which I said, it will be less than 24 hours before democrats take this event and attempt to turn it in their political favor. I also predicted a protest outside of the prison to support the killers of the prison guard.. Both predictions…. True.

  48. The prisoners have been brain washed by the like of Whoopi and Mandonna and others of hate in the progressive movement…the is a state institution and not a federal prison. Trump or the federal government has nothing to do with this prison.

  49. I guess Soros checks are cleared by prison security. That’s a lot of money for the commissary

  50. Trump? No. You need to worry because you have the death of a guard on your bloody hands, animals.

  51. I always suspected that those guys in there were dyed-in-the-wool Democrats.

  52. Lib Serum says:

    “…is being blamed on fear of President Donald Trump…”
    Why not? Maybe the press will help him get off of murder charges.

  53. Just like in the streets,,,, get a bunch of democrats together and they turn violent.

  54. The dem party is the official party of criminals and crime, they sound EXACTLY like the inmates. They always blame someone else for their crimes and they always are the victim.

  55. John Warden says:

    They act like Hillary supporters. I think another 20 years is in order.

  56. They are right about one thing, it’s gonna get way worse for them now that there’s a dead guard under their watch.

  57. pageoturner says:

    Nah. It was the Russians.

  58. Inmates are criminal, not stupid and they know that everything anti-Trump plays well with the news.

  59. Trump could literally walk on water and turn water into wine but yet there would always be someone out there saying what a terrible man he is. Trump is doing GREAT things for us all! It’s time we sit back and witness GREATNESS in action! First time we’ve ever had a President like him, cherish these days! 

    Americans wanted our country back. Our jobs were being taken away. Our healthcare is too expensive. Mine is $600/month now (AND RISING!). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but who knows when our  socialist government will come in and muddle that up? Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless?   

    It’s time we busted up the old establishment elites, the Bush’s the Clintons and all the regimes that handcuff our government.

    1. Insurance Panda shill…it’s a bogus company anyway

    2. Great comment. BUT let’s change on thing,
      “It’s time we sit back and witness GREATNESS in action! First time we’ve ever had a President like him, cherish these days! ”
      instead of ‘sit back’ let’s say ‘get involved’!

    3. Insurance Panda sucks and so do the shills selling it online through their comments.

  60. Jerry Walton says:

    And in other news, Trump has been blamed for Global Warming, Snow in California, sightings of Bigfoot, no sightings of Loch Ness monster, New England Patriots in the Superbowl, sand in the Sahara desert, water being wet and night being dark.

  61. “…but a fourth was found unconscious and declared dead.”
    That’s harsh!

    1. A person is either dead OR unconscious, can’t be both. lol
      Nobody proofreads anymore.

  62. Hiram Floss says:

    sooo, every single one of these “upstanding democrats” have obviously been in and out of jail LONG before ending up in prison and ended up in prison LONG before Trump came along but somehow he’s responsible for the riot???? OK then D’Quantrius/Danifu/Aquavelva/Cleotus that’s sounds logical….

  63. I think CBS Philly is blaming Trump unless they interviewed the rioting prisoners themselves. ;o)

  64. Spray the place with lead until they are dead or surrender. Problems solved.

  65. Who cares what they blame it on SHOOT THEM ALL

  66. Lulua Mahalo says:

    Their pusillanimous and criminal way of thinking got them in there and now, once again, they’re proving why.

  67. David Gouge says:

    Isn’t this former gaffe-a-matic and really tough guy Joe Bitme’s state?

    Where was he when this went down?

  68. With no access to the internet all they get is fake news in prison

  69. Not news – criminals both inside and outside prison hate Trump.

  70. Snowflake prisoners. I guess it was bound to happen.

  71. What an absolute joke….fake news to the MAX

  72. Larry Smith says:

    We need to just find an island and dump every violent inmate and just keep them there…these people can not be helped

  73. It’s obvious. Donald Trump forced them to commit the crimes for which they are in prison.

  74. Nathan Burks says:

    The inmates thought that by throwing Trumps name in there that they would get sympathy from the liberals

  75. South Mike says:

    So the Obama savages are blaming their savagery on Trump? Is that correct?

    1. rufusvondufus says:

      Line em all up and shoot em!

  76. Could the blame be put on the irresponsible press and their coverage with all their fake news.

  77. Tom Zahay says:

    A non article or fake news, take your pick.

  78. David Brower says:





  79. Jody Horton says:

    Hey congrats dirtbags, you lost all credibility and leverage for negotiation as soon as you blamed Trump.

    A. He didn’t put you in jail…your bad choices did.
    B. He’s been president for less than two weeks.
    C. All that he’s done? Name something.

    1. Threatened to put Hillary with them.

  80. I guess now I can blame a flat tire on Trump. This is so ridiculous!!!

  81. I think 90%+ of prisoners are Democrats.
    Side note we should put bullets in the heads of these savages.

  82. Iron Fist says:

    so when did we give these thieves,murders,thugs so many rights. they have no rights when they did the act!

  83. Did Nancy Pelosi tell the prisoners what to say?

  84. John Paglia says:

    Liberals…nothing but the best and brightest. The irony shoudln’t be lost on anyone; Hillary calls Trump supporters “deplorables” but I doubt it’s the the Trump supporters that rioted in DC, violently protested in Berkeley, and killed this prison staff member in Delaware.

  85. I think he’s right. Things are going to change for the worse, for him.

    Sounds like any typical low information voter. He complains about all Trump has done and is doing now, but cannot enumerate one thing, much less explain how it is bad for him.

  86. Carl Murdock says:

    Ok, there are leftists in prison also. We already knew that.

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