Dover attorney: JTVCC inmates say they've been beaten, tortured

DOVER, Del. - A Dover attorney representing some of the inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center says that he has received numerous letters from inmates and families asking for help.

Attorney Stephen Hampton says the letters starting coming in about a week after the hostage situation in early February. Hampton says inmates are claiming that they have been pepper sprayed, beaten and threatened.

Some letters claim inmates have been stripped naked in their cells and made to go in front of female officers, being denied medical treatment if they refused. Hampton says he believes that some inmates have been tortured and that serious injuries or death could result.

It will take several months to actually file a lawsuit, Hampton said.

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