Del. DOC expands inmate visitation to children

Prison Disciplinary Charges

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction announced on Tuesday that, effective immediately, in-person inmate visitation at all DOC facilities has been expanded to include children and youth under the age of 18.

Visting children must be accompanied by an adult visitor, and inmate visits are limited to either one adult or one adult and one child.

“With COVID-19 vaccination rates continuing to grow and as we continue to successfully mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission within our correctional facilities we are prepared at this time to expand in-person visitation to children,” said Commissioner Monroe B. Hudson Jr. “Along with phone and video visits, in-person visits are important for inmates and their loved ones, particularly during the holiday season.”

Video visits continue to be available in all Delaware prison facilities and have been a safe and popular way to keep families connected and strengthen community supports over the past 20 months.

As a reminder, all in-person inmate visits must be scheduled in advance through the facility. All visits are subject to COVID-19 screening.

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