UPDATE: Inmate missing from MCCC has been apprehended

Frederick F. Kirsch, 34, of Dover

The Delaware Department of Correction says that an inmate who absconded from the Morris Community Correctional Center has been apprehended.

According to the report, Frederick Kirsch, 34, of Dover, was found and taken in by Seaford Police Detective Chambers. Officials say he was taken to the Sussex Correctional Institution on his escape and conviction warrant.

See the original release below:


Authorities in Dover say they are searching for an inmate, who did not return on an approved pass.

The Morris Community Correctional Center, in Dover, says that 34-year-old Frederick Kirsch, has failed to return on an approved work pass.

Kirsch is described by law enforcement as a male, standing 6’03”, weighing 225 pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes. His last known address is reported as being in Dover, Delaware.

Officials say that Kirsch’s location is unknown, and unauthorized at this time, so a warrant for escape and conviction has been issued. According to the report, Kirsch’s current offense is violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance.

It is important to keep in mind that Community Corrections Centers are Level 4 facilities, where the Department of Correction manages offenders who are transitioning back into the community. So, these centers are not secured like Level 5 prisons, meaning offenders are permitted to the leave the facility to go to work, seek jobs or attend approved treatment sessions.

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