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.

In-person visitation at all DOC facilities will restart on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Click HERE to view visitation ground rules

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 continues to take aggressive action to root out clusters of COVID-19 cases among inmates, just over a week after limited transmission of the illness was identified in multiple correctional facilities.


Dover, DE - Proactive screening and testing have identified additional inmate COVID-19 cases at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), the state's largest prison in Smyrna, and the first positive inmate test results at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution (BWCI)


Dover, DE - Delaware inmates will soon have access to college-level instruction through a new collaboration between Delaware Tech, the Delaware Department of Correction, and the Delaware Department of Education, officials announced today

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