The Delaware Department of Correction has named Perry Phelps the new chief of the Bureau of Prisons. Formerly the warden of James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del., Phelps brings with him 25 years of experience in adult and youth corrections. The new chief began his career in 1988 as a correctional officer at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, Del. Prior to his appointment as warden in 2008, Phelps was the director of the Division of Youth Rehabilitation for the Delaware Department of services for Children, Youth and Families. Phelps’ new responsibilities will include overall administration support to the state’s four correctional facilities.