Inmate Population

data.delaware.gov | Last Updated 1 Aug 2019

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) operates four prison facilities (Level V), eight quasi-incarceration community corrections facilities that serve as violation of probation centers or work release centers (Level IV), and five Probation & Parole locations (Levels III, II, and I). Offenders may also be supervised while on home confinement, or the offender may be supervised on an administrative basis only while restitution is paid. Some offenders are physically housed at the Delaware Psychiatric Center while in the custody of the DOC. This dataset provides a snapshot of the offender population in custody or under supervision at these various locations on the last day of each calendar month. A count of how many offenders by the year, month (snapshot of last day of month), county, type of institution, institution name, sentence type, gender, race, and ethnicity can be produced by selecting the desired variable in each category. Questions about offender data can be directed to the DOC’s Planning & Research Unit. Instructions for submitting a data request can be found here: http://www.doc.delaware.gov/datarequests.shtml. The DOC’s annual reports (http://www.doc.delaware.gov/annualReport.shtml) also contain a variety of information and data.

Tags: inmate, crime, prison, prisoner, correction, doc, jail

This dataset has the following 10 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberIndicates the Calendar Year for which monthly snapshot data is partially or fully available
MonthmonthtextIndicates the calendar month for which the end of the month population snapshot count is provided. For example, selecting “January” will provide a snapshot population count taken on the last day of that month, January 31, on the year selected in the preceding column
County Namecounty_nametextNew Castle- Indicates that the facility in the next column is located in New Castle County Kent- Indicates that the facility in the next column is located in Kent County Sussex- Indicates that the facility in the next column is located in Sussex County
Type of Institutiontype_of_institutiontextHome Confinement- Indicates that the individual is being supervised on home confinement. Other- Indicates that the individual is held on Agreement on Detainer, Agreement to Return, Compact Case, Weekend Custody , or they are an Absconder Prison- Indicates that the individual is held at a Level V prison facility operated by the DOC Bureau of Prisons. Includes Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (BWCI), James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (HRYCI), and Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI). Probation- Indicates that the individual is under supervision of the Bureau of Community Corrections, Department of Probation & Parole. Includes SENTAC supervision levels I, II, and III as well as Pre-Trial Supervision. Psychiatric Center- Indicates that the individual is housed at Delaware Psychiatric Center. Restitution- Indicates that the individual is not incarcerated but is under supervision for fulfillment of court-ordered restitution. Supervised Custody- Indicates that the individual is a Level V offender who is supervised in the community by Probation & Parole. Supervised custody offenders must report to correctional facilities on weekends for breathalyzer tests. Work Release/VOP- Indicates that the individual is held at a Level IV Bureau of Community Corrections facility. Includes Central Violation of Probation Facility, Hazel D. Plant Women’s Treatment Center, Morris Community Corrections Center, Plummer Community Corrections Center, and Sussex Community Corrections Center (includes Sussex Work Release Center and Sussex Violation of Probation Center.
InstitutioninstitutiontextABSC- Indicates that the individual has absconder status; individual not at a correctional institution AOD- Indicates that the individual is technically still under the original jurisdiction of another state, but Delaware has temporary custody. AOD is a method for an offender in another jurisdiction’s custody to come to Delaware to answer for new charges. ATR- Indicates that the individual is currently incarcerated in another state; individual will be returned to Delaware after out of state matter resolved BWCI- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (women’s Level V prison facility). CC- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at a correctional facility out of state due to a Compact Case CVOP- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Central Violation of Probation Center (men’s Level IV community corrections facility) DO51- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee under Interstate Probation & Parole DO52- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee at the Northern New Castle County Adult Probation & Parole (“Cherry Lane”) DO53- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee at Dover Probation & Parole DO54- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee at Georgetown Probation & Parole DO55- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee at Seaford Probation & Parole DO56- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee at New Castle Probation & Parole DO57- Indicates that the individual is a probationer or parolee at Georgetown Probation (Admin Services) DPC- Indicates that the individual is committed as patient at the Delaware Psychiatric Center (operated by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health) HCK- Indicates that the individual is supervised on home confinement in Kent County HCN- Indicates that the individual is supervised on home confinement in New Castle County HCS- Indicates that the individual is supervised on home confinement in Sussex County HDP- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Hazel D. Plant Women’s Treatment Facility (women’s Level IV community corrections facility) HRYCI- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (men’s Level V prison facility) JTVCC- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (men’s Level V prison facility) MCCC- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Morris Community Corrections Center (men’s Level IV community corrections facility) PCCC- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Plummer Community Corrections Center (men’s Level IV community corrections facility) RSTK- Indicates that the individual is supervised by Probation & Parole for repayment of court-ordered restitution in Kent County RSTN- Indicates that the individual is supervised by Probation & Parole for repayment of court-ordered restitution in New Castle County RSTS- Indicates that the individual is supervised by Probation & Parole for repayment of court-ordered restitution in Sussex County SCCC- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Sussex Community Corrections Center (includes Sussex Work Release Center and Sussex Violation of Probation Center) (male and female Level IV community corrections facility) SCI- Indicates that the individual is incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution (men’s Level V prison facility) SCK- Indicates that the individual is a Level V offender who is supervised in the community by Probation & Parole in Kent County. SCN Indicates that the individual is a Level V offender who is supervised in the community by Probation & Parole in New Castle County. SCS- Indicates that the individual is a Level V offender who is supervised in the community by Probation & Parole in Sussex County. WCF—Indicates that the individual was incarcerated at Webb Correctional Facility (men’s Level IV community corrections facility). This facility was closed in February 2017 and inmates were moved to Plummer Community Corrections Center. WK- Indicates that the individual serves a sentence at a correctional facility (can be Level IV or V) on weekends.
Sentence Typesentence_typetextDeath- Indicates that the individual is sentenced to the death penalty. Detentioner- Indicates that the individual is detained in a correctional facility facing criminal charges; individual has not been convicted and sentenced. Home Confinement- Indicates that the individual is supervised by Probation & Parole on home confinement. Indefinite- Indicates that the individual is serving a sentence of open-ended duration pending satisfaction of certain conditions/terms Jail- Indicates that the individual’s sentence is shorter than 12 months (note: Delaware has a unified system that does not have separate facilities for jail inmates and prison inmates; the term “jail” is used here only to indicate sentence length and does not denote being housed at a separate correctional facility from the prison population) Life- Indicates that the individual has been sentenced to a life sentence Other- Indicates a sentence type not categorized by the other available descriptors Prison- Indicates that the individual’s sentence is longer than 12 months (note: Delaware has a unified system that does not have separate facilities for jail inmates and prison inmates; the term “prison” is used here only to indicate sentence length and does not denote being housed at a separate correctional facility from the jail population) Probation- Indicates that the individual is serving a sentence of Probation or Parole Restitution- Indicates that the individual is under community supervision by Probation & Parole for repayment of court-ordered restitution
GendergendertextMale- Indicates that the individual is male Female- Indicates that the individual is female
RaceracetextAmerican Indian/Alaskan- Indicates that the individual is American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian/Pacific Islander- Indicates that the individual is Asian or Pacific Islander Black- Indicates that the individual is Black/African American Unknown- Indicates that the individual’s race is unknown White- Indicates that the individual is White/Caucasian
EthnicityethnicitytextHispanic- Indicates that the individual’s ethnicity is Hispanic Non-Hispanic- Indicates that the individual’s ethnicity is Non-Hispanic
Offender Countoffender_countnumber