Delaware Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: August 15, 2020
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 46 jails and prisons in state Delaware

Wilmington City Jail

11 Poplar Avenue, Wilmington, DE, 19805


Seaford City Jail

West Fourth Street, Seaford, DE, 19973


Rehoboth Beach City Jail

229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971


Newark City Jail

413 Academy Street, Newark, DE, 19716


New Castle City Jail

PO Box 71, New Castle, DE, 19720


Dover City Jail

150 William Penn Street PO Box 1401, Dover, DE, 19901


Dewey Beach City Jail

105 Rodney Avenue, Dewey Beach, DE, 19971


Delmar City Jail

PO Box 11, Delmar, DE, 19940

302-846-2320, 410-896-3131

Lewes Jail

Lewes City Hall Building 114 East Third Street PO Box 227, Lewes, DE, 19958


Milford Jail

400 Northeast Front Street, Milford, DE, 19963


Millsboro Jail

307 Main Street, Millsboro, DE, 19966


Milton Jail

101 Federal Street, Milton, DE, 19968


Selbyville Jail

68 West Church Street, Selbyville, DE, 19975


Seaford Jail

300 Virginia Avenue, Seaford, DE, 19973


Wilmington Jail

300 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801


Wyoming Jail

One North Railroad Avenue, Camden Wyoming, DE, 19934


Dover Jail

400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE, 19904


Bethany Beach Jail

214 Garfield Parkway PO Box 109, Bethany Beach, DE, 19930


Bridgeville Jail

302 Market Street, Bridgeville, DE, 19933


Clayton Jail

414 Main Street, Clayton, DE, 19938