PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–More than two dozen medical workers have now quit at Delaware’s Vaughn Correctional Center.
They follow correctional officers who also quit, after this month’s deadly inmate uprising.READ MORE: Man Stabbed At SEPTA's 30th Street Station
“I struggle to know how we’ll keep the facility open if we lose many more officers,” said Geoff Klopp, the president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware last week.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Mayor Kenney, Sen. Casey To Highlight Federal Funding For Schuylkill River
The association believes that a staffing crisis is to blame for Correctional Officer Lieutenant Stephen Floyd’s death back on Feb. 1.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
Officials now say 29 nurses, nurse practitioners, clinicians, medical assistants, and technicians have quit since then.