Delaware Inmate Search


About Delaware Department of Correction

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

Keeping records on all inmates that ate held in Delaware state prisons is a big responsibility. That is what the Delaware Department of Corrections does. In the state of Deleware, there are 17,000 inmates doing probation and up to 7,000 inmates that are held in the state jail. The Deleware Department of Corrections holds all of their information in their jail roster.


You will need to use the VINELink (National Victim Notification Network system) offender search roster to do an inmate search for an inmate, that the Deleware Department of Corrections provides. You will get notified immediately when there are any changes in the inmates status, whether they are getting released or transferred. You will get these notifications immediately when they happen in real time, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 


The county and city jails have their information in different databases so you will need to use the correct site to search their databases for an inmate in any of these facilities.


Basic Information

Department Name Delaware Department of Correction
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location 245 McKee RoadDover, DE 19904
Phone Number 302-739-5601

How to Do an Inmate Search in Delaware

An inmate belongs to the Department of Corrections Division when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.


You will be able to find the Delaware Department of Corrections database on the official VINELink website. The state of Deleware will need to be chosen, then you will choose if you are searching for a defendant or an offender.   

By using the inmate's first and last name, case number and ID number you will be able to search the jail roster.


You will be able to do an inmate search using the inmate's full name to have successful results searching for an inmate. If you only have some of the inmate's name or if their name is misspelled, other inmate's names that fit that criteria will come up so it will take you much longer to go through the names until you find who you are looking for.  

You will be able to see the inmate's information listed below once you find the inmate you are looking for:

  • Inmate Full Name
  • Race
  • Age
  • Gender

Additional information will be provided when you select this information, the information you will be provided is listed below:  

  • Ethnicity
  • Reporting Agency
  • Custody Details
  • Custody Status
  • Custody Status Date
  • ID Number

This is where you can set up to get notifications. You can get your notifications to be sent by text messages, email or even phone calls. You will get notifications when there is a status change. The inmate will not be provided with these details and they won't have a way to find out that someone is getting notifications.   

The vine does not consider factors like good behavior that could allow the inmate to be released earlier so the release date is almost never correct. The Vine is open to use 24/7. 

Who’s in Jail

Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Deleware database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.   

There are 14 state prisons located in the state of Delaware. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.

If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.  

Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.

There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.  


Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Delaware Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The Delaware Department of Corrections updates their database during normal business hours.

You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.

The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.

The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public can access. The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail. The only reason an inmate will need to have their mugshots taken again is if they are being transported to a different jail.   

With the VINELink (VINE) you can get your notifications to be sent by text messages, email or even phone calls. The notifications option will need to be selected. You will get notifications when there is a status change in the system. You will need to choose the state of Delaware and if you are searching for an offender or a defendant. 

If you need help using this service or if you have any questions feel free to give them a call at (877) 329-7894 where you will be able to have your questions answered. Keep in mind that the Vine database gets updated frequently and so if you are wanting correct information you will want to have your notifications set up. 

However, the Delaware Department of Corrections agency and the Vine DO NOT work together.



Sex Offender Search

The Delaware prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database. The general public does not have access to the sex offender database.  

The Delaware Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can be contacted at 302-739-5601 if you are looking for information on a sex offender. They will be able to give you the information you are looking for.


Types of Correctional Facilities in Delaware

List of Correctional Facilities in Delaware

There are 3 jails and prisons in Delaware.

Showing 1 – 3 of 3 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Kent County Jail County Jail Kent County
New Castle County Jail County Jail New Castle County
Sussex County Jail County Jail Sussex County
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