- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Department of Correction says it is working to provide inmates with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Delaware State News reported Sunday that the agency says it has awarded a contract worth up to about $437,000 to Gateway Foundation Inc. to provide therapy services at the state’s level four and five facilities.

An independent prison system review ordered by Gov. John Carney after the 2017 riot that killed a correctional officer recommended 41 changes crucial for prison reform. Agency spokeswoman Jayme Gravell says findings from the governor’s review echoed a 2015 analysis that found the agency lacked cognitive behavioral therapy.

She says the agency has since received additional state funding to begin providing cognitive behavioral therapy to all inmates.

Gateway didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.



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Information from: Delaware State News, http://delawarestatenews.net

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