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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

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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

News

11.23.2021

Smyrna, DE - This month James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) successfully completed its first-ever audit through the American Correctional Association (ACA).

11.17.2021

Georgetown, DE - This past week ten Sussex County residents completed the Fall 2021 Department of Correction Citizens Academy.

10.27.2021

Dover, DE - Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner Monroe B. Hudson Jr. today announced that Michael Records, Deputy Chief of the Department's Bureau of Healthcare, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health has been elevated to Chief of the Bureau.

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