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

In-person visitation is temporarily suspended beginning January 1, 2022, as a part of the DOC's ongoing COVID-19 response. Read More Here

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

Naloxone for families click here

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 that effective at the end of the day on Friday, December 31, 2021 it is temporarily suspending in-person visitation to all of its Level V prison and Level IV work release and violation of probation facilities as a precaution to protect inmates and staff from COVID-19.


Dover, DE - As COVID-19 vaccination expands to children and as aggressive COVID-19 mitigation measures continue across Delaware's correctional system the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced today that effective immediately in-person inmate visitation at all DOC facilities has been expanded to include children and youth under the age of 18.


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

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