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) announces that, effective today, it has lifted the visitation restriction that had been imposed late last month on persons 16 years of age and younger as a precaution to protect inmates, staff and visitors during flu season.


Wilmington, DE - Commissioner Claire DeMatteis today released the Department of Correction (DOC) Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report, which provides an overview of DOC operations and initiatives and calls attention to key investments it is making to advance Governor Carney's effort to support reentry and reduce Delaware's recidivism rate through Executive Order 27.


Wilmington, DE - Bureau of Community Corrections Chief Marvin Mailey today announced that Regional Probation and Parole Manager Rick Figurelle has been promoted to Statewide Probation and Parole Director, effective immediately.

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