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Delaware Inmate Search

Updated on: April 20, 2024

Use this website for informational purposes only.

The Delaware Department of Corrections (DDOC) “seeks to protect the public by supervising adult offenders through safe and humane services, programs and facilities. It is a unified correctional system that managers offenders from pre-trial detention through incarceration to community supervision.”

If you are searching for an inmate in Delaware, the Department of Corrections is the first place to look. The DDOC offers several inmate search options for you to find the inmate you are looking for.

Delaware Department of Corrections Offender Search

The Delaware Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Delaware.

To search for an inmate in the Delaware Department of Corrections, click on this link.

You will need to know the first and last name of the inmate, the DOC inmate number, and his or her date of birth to use this website.

This website contains information on facilities in Delaware, research and statistics, inmate location, and careers in corrections.

The contact information for the DDOC is as follows:

Delaware Department of Correction
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904


Find an Inmate Search Engine

A resource you can use for a Delaware inmate search is the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine. From 1982 to present, this website contains inmate records of inmates who are currently incarcerated or who have been in the past. Release dates are provided for inmates who have already been released.

To find an inmate, you can either search by the inmate’s name or the inmate’s number (You will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number in order to find him or her).

This search will give you results for inmates sent to federal prisons only. People convicted of violating Federal laws (laws of the United States) are sent to Federal prisons.


VINELink, the online portal to VINE which is America’s leading victim notification network, serves as a third-party company that allows you to search for inmates in Delaware. You will need to create a free account in order to use VINELink’s services. In addition to the website, you can also contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

VINELink provides the most current and reliable information regarding inmate custody status changes and criminal case information.

VINELink has recently added new user-friendly features that will benefit the community of the loved ones of inmates and concerned citizens.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, The VINE service offers information by phone, email, and text message where available.

Search Specific Jails in Delaware

You can also search for inmates by searching the specific jails or prisons in Delaware. Each jail website has a jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail and where they are serving time.  You can either search the jail roster, or you can search for a specific inmate. Go here to search specific jails in Delaware, and from there you can find the inmate you are looking for.

Search Facilities by Types

To find out who’s in jail in Delaware, you can also search for the inmate in the type of prison or jail that he is she serving time in. Here are three types of jails in The Delaware:

  1. City Jail

A city jail is for inmates who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.

  1. County Jail

A county jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes —These inmates usually stay in a county jail for a year or less.

  1. State prison

A state prison is a prison operated and maintained by a state and used to confine and rehabilitate criminals. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

When you are looking at a specific jail or prison, go to the inmate search page on the website and search for the inmate, using his or her first and last name. You will usually see the inmate’s name, mugshot, birthdate, charges, and other information. You can also browse through the inmate list to find the inmate you are looking for.

Bottom Line

You can find the inmate you are looking for in the state of Delaware by using these search databases. If you cannot find the inmate on one search, then search another one. You will find who you are looking for.

Once you find the inmate you are looking for, you can find out how to contact him or her via mail, telephone, email, or visitation.

This site is not owned or operated by any state government agency, read more.

Delaware Department of Correction Offender Lookup

Delaware Department of Correction manages and operates all the state prison in Delaware.
To search for an inmate in Delaware Department of Correction follow the steps given below:

Navigate to inmate search page


Enter all valid data in the required fields.


Click on ‘Search’ button.

Delaware Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Delaware Department of Correction
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Send Mail/Packages link
Send Money link
Address 245 McKee RoadDover, DE 19904
Phone 302-739-5601

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List of Jails and Prisons in Delaware