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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 4,500 - 5,000 inmates within our correctional facilities and approximately 13,000 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 - Jail describes those offenders serving one year or less.)
- 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
Daily Population Summary
No. of inmates*1
No. of offenders on probation*
No. of offenders on pre-trial detention* 1
No. of offenders on pre-trial detention within the community*
No. of inmates released*
*Numbers reflect 24hrs delay
1Numbers Include Level 5 and Level 4 Offenders
Dover, DE - Today the Delaware Department of Correction released a Report that details how Delaware Probation and Parole works collaboratively with law enforcement partners to meet its dual mission of reentry and public safety.
Dover, DE - The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced today that Baylor Women's Correctional Institution Deputy Warden Scott Ceresini, who has 17 years of DOC service, has been promoted to Warden
Dover, DE - As the number of inmates with active COVID-19 infection drops to the single digits statewide and the number of individuals vaccinated by DOC approaches 1,000, the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) continues to deploy new technology