DOC Family Services: If you have a family member in DOC custody and have questions, contact our Family Services Staff at (302) 857-5470 or Email: or visit the COVID-19 Page

Click Here to read how the Delaware DOC is Containing COVID-19.

Click HERE for information about the March 16, 2021 restart of inmate vistation.

Click HERE for information about quarantine of unvaccinated inmates during trial.

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

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No. of inmates*1
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No. of offenders on probation*
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No. of offenders on pre-trial detention* 1
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No. of offenders on pre-trial detention within the community*
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No. of inmates released*
*Numbers reflect 24hrs delay
1Numbers Include Level 5 and Level 4 Offenders



Dover, DE - The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced today nearly 60 percent of male inmates at the state's largest prison have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and nearly two-thirds of female offenders are fully vaccinated.


Dover, DE - Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis today announced that nearly a dozen DOC correctional officers and probation officers are being recognized with annual Departmental awards for providing service above and beyond the call of duty during 2020.


Dover, DE - As the number of inmates with active COVID-19 infection remains in the single digits statewide, the DOC projected today that half of the prison inmate population will have access to a COVID-19 vaccination within the next week.

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