SMYRNA, Del. (CBS) — A small group of demonstrators gathered near the prison in Smyrna, Delaware, Thursday morning in support of the inmates.
They claim the inmates at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center are subjected to sub-human conditions.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf To Announce Funding For Gun Violence Prevention
Organizers called for amnesty to be granted for all of those involved in the deadly prison standoff.Bobby Henon Resigns From Philadelphia City Council 2 Months After Bribery Conviction
Following a 20-hour standoff at the prison, Sgt. Steven Floyd, a 16-year veteran with the Department of Corrections, was found dead.
“I’m praying hard for the fallen officer’s family. This serves as a tragic reminder that members of law enforcement risk their lives every day on behalf of the people of Delaware,” said Delaware Gov. John Carney. “We will stand by the fallen officer’s family and fellow law enforcement officers during what is an extremely difficult time.”MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Governor Tom Wolf To Highlight Pennsylvania’s Fiscal Strength And Bright Future
A total of 120 inmates were inside Building C when the standoff began Wednesday morning. At this time they are all begin considered suspects.