Delaware Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: October 3, 2021
Department Name
Delaware Department of Correction
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
245 McKee RoadDover, DE 19904
Phone Number

Types of Correctional Facilities in Delaware

Those serving their sentence in Delaware state prisons are overseen by the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC). The DOC has a centralized database that makes finding inmates easy. However, if someone you know is serving in county jails, police jails, or city jails in Delaware, they will not be found on the DOC database, and you will need to refer to those respective websites. You will find instructions for inmate search below!

Mission of Delaware DOC

Every state prison across the United States has their own mission statement. Those working for the Delaware Department of Corrections have a sworn duty to treat offenders as if they were law abiding citizens while incarcerated. The mission is to help them reintegrate into society as members of the community and law-abiding contributors

How to Search for an Inmate

The Delaware Department of Corrections encourages those searching for an inmate to use an online service called VINELink. This service allows you to obtain timely and reliable information about an inmate as well as the custody status, 24-hours per day.

Once on the VINELink homepage, you can log in, choose to create an account, or continue as a guest. However, to get a more accurate search, you will need to create an account.

Once you create an account, you will be prompted through questions to determine what you need from VINELink. Go through the prompts to find inmate information.

How to Talk to an Inmate

If you wish to talk to an inmate via phone, you can contact GTL at 1-866-230-7761, or online to start a prepaid phone account for the offender to call you. Depending on the facility, you can keep in contact with your inmate through calls, videos, and messages.

If you choose to visit an inmate, you will need to follow different rules and procedures for each facility. You can find this information here! All visits must be scheduled in advance for the following week. You will need to call the facility where the inmate is located to schedule a visit.

Send Money to an Inmate

If you need to get money to an inmate, you will have to follow a few guidelines. These guidelines include the following:

  • Personal checks are not accepted.
  • Money orders can be mailed in or dropped off during scheduled visits.
  • All money orders must include the offender's full name, their SBI number, the assigned institution, and the name of the remitter.
  • Money will be credited to the inmates account within 24 hours of receipt.

Keep in mind that the rules and procedures set in place for searching for an inmate, talking, visiting, and sending money are to keep everyone safe including workers, visitors, and inmates. It is important to follow the rules and regulations at all times.

Correctional Facilities in Delaware

There are 24 jails and prisons in state Delaware

Wilmington City Jail

11 Poplar Avenue, Wilmington, DE, 19805


Newark City Jail

413 Academy Street, Newark, DE, 19716


Delmar City Jail

PO Box 11, Delmar, DE, 19940

302-846-2320, 410-896-3131

Milford Jail

400 Northeast Front Street, Milford, DE, 19963


Seaford Jail

300 Virginia Avenue, Seaford, DE, 19973


Wilmington Jail

300 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801


Dover Jail

400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE, 19904


Laurel Jail

PO Box 622, Laurel, DE, 19956


Smyrna Jail

325 West Glenwood Avenue, Smyrna, DE, 19977


Sussex Correctional Institution

23203 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, DE, 19947


Sussex Community Corrections Center

23207 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, DE, 19947


Central Violation of Probation Center

875 Smyrna Landing Road, Smyrna, DE, 19977


New Castle County Jail

NCC Police Headquarters 3601 North DuPont Highway (Route 13), Wilmington, DE, 19801

302-395-8450, 302-255-0043

Sussex County Jail

22215 Dupont Blvd.PO Box 948, Georgetown, DE, 19947


Kent County Jail

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE, 19901


Webb Community Corrections Center – CLOSED

200 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE, 19808


Hazel D. Plant Women’s Treatment Facility

620 Baylor Boulevard, New Castle, DE, 19720-1140


Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility

660 Baylor Boulevard, New Castle, DE, 19720


Morris Community Corrections Center

300 Water Street, Dover, DE, 19904


Plummer Community Corrections Center

38 Todds Lane, Wilmington, DE, 19802