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The Prison System and The Jail System

Delaware has a unified system, which means there is an integrated state-level prison and jail system. There are six states with unified systems. They are: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

As of December 31, 2020, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State of Delaware correctional authorities was 4,710 located in 4 state facilities. The Delaware Department of Corrections had a staff of 2,412 employees and a budget of $348.5 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2020, Delaware community corrections population was 10,150 under probation and 373 under parole.


The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data come from state departments of corrections, other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoners in 2020 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
4 facilities


Employee Positions
Prison Budget