Department of Correction

The Department is the second largest Executive branch agency in the State, and the largest law enforcement agency in the State with over 2,500 employees. The Department is comprised of the Office of the Commissioner, Bureau of Administrative Services, Bureau of Correctional Healthcare Services, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections.

Delaware provides a unified correctional system, with all correctional facilities and institutions falling under the jurisdiction of the State. The Department supervises between 6,500 – 7,000 inmates within our correctional facilities and approximately 17,000 probationers within the community.

Within the unified system, Delaware maintains a five-level system of supervision for offenders:

  • Level V – 24 hour incarceration (jail/prison)*
  • Level IV – Work Release Centers, Home Confinement (electronic monitoring), Residential Drug Treatment, Violation of Probation Centers
  • Level III – Intensive Probation Supervision
  • Level II – Standard Probation
  • Level I – Administrative Supervision
*Jail describes those offenders serving one year or less.

Daily Population Summary

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No. of inmates*
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No. of offenders on probation*
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No. of offenders on pre-trial detention*
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No. of inmates released*
*Numbers reflect 24hrs delay



In January, the DDOC partnered with independent professionals to review and assess the delivery of health care services to inmates at JTVCC, and, separately, to evaluate the inmate grievance process in partnership with The Moss Group. The healthcare assessment was performed by the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, Resources, Inc. (NRI)


The contraband seized included over 7oz. of Marijuana and three cellphones which were packaged in various 4lb. bags of coffee. The total value of the seizure has a prison value estimated to be between $9,000.00 - $12,000.00


It is with great sadness that the Delaware Department of Correction announces the death of Correctional Officer Elijah Green. Green, 21, was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday, May 7, 2018, in Newark.

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