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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Hostage Situation in James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the ongoing hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware:

“Today’s events are a terrible reminder of the risks these public service workers take on for the security and betterment of society, and we pray for a peaceful and safe resolution.

“The brave women and men who go to work every day in America’s correctional facilities put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe, and help others rebuild and rehabilitate their lives. 

“We owe all of America’s correctional employees a debt of gratitude and respect – and we owe them the resources and tools they need to do their jobs safely.”

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