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All in-person visitation at all DOC facilities is temporarily suspended effective midnight on July 14, 2020
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 - The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced today that 350 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 in July have already recovered, including 330 inmates from Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI)
Dover, DE - Ten days after the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced the results of proactive COVID-19 testing for the entire inmate population at Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI)
Dover, DE - Two weeks after proactive monitoring and testing identified a cluster of inmates with COVID-19 at the Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI), all 973 inmates have been tested for COVID-19, with one-third (303) inmates testing positive and two-thirds (650) testing negative