Following February's deadly prison riot at Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware, the correction officers union is producing a documentary allowing guards to tell their story.
"The job the job that we do is one of the most, if not the most dangerous job," said correctional officer Nicole Downing in a preview of the documentary posted online. "Hidden in Plain Sight" is a rare look inside Delaware's prisons, told by those who work there.
People like correctional officer Angelina Deallie. "We knew it was coming. It was classic, textbook. There were guys put in that building, free roaming with other inmates that should have never had contact with other people at all, period," Deallie said. "Life became very real to us that day, because all the things that we thought could never happen, happened that day."
That day was February 1st, when inmates took control of the C- building at Vaughn Correctional, holding both guards and other inmates hostage. The siege, which resulted in the death of correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd, was finally resolved nearly 20 hours later.
In the following weeks and months, lots of questions have been asked about conditions inside Delaware prisons. The people most familiar with the answers to those questions, correctional officers, are rarely- if ever- allowed to talk about it with the press. To get around that, the officers union, lead by union president Geoff Klopp is working on a documentary to tell their side of the story.