Sending Mail to Inmates in Delaware
Inmates who are incarcerated in Delaware are allowed to receive letters and cards through the mail. You can send written correspondence to an inmate using the inmate mailing address provided on the facilities landing page.
You can also mail inmates 4"x6" photos. They may not be Polaroid or instant photos, and cannot contain any nudity or have anything sexually suggestive in them.
You should format your mail as follows:
Inmate Name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, zip code
At no time should you ever mail anything else directly to the inmate. Cash, drugs, stamps, paper, cigarettes jewelry or any other item should never be mailed to an inmate.
How to Send Books and Magazines to Delaware Inmates
Inmates can also receive new paperback books, magazines and newspapers from approved vendors such as Amazon.com. Hardcover and spiral bound books are prohibited. If the books or magazines contain nudity, violence, maps, or anything else that could jeopardize the safety and security of the facility they will be rejected. If you want to learn more about sending books and other items to an inmate read this.
Sending Money to Inmates in Delaware
Inmates are each given their own personal commissary account that allows them to buy items. These items include food, snacks, clothing, hygienic items and more. To send funds to a Delaware inmate you will need to get a United States Postal Money order, personal checks are not allowed, either is cash.
You may send the funds through the mail to the inmate directly, or you can drop the funds off during a visit with your inmate (Howard R. Young Correctional does not allow funds to be dropped during visitation). Your money order must be fully filled out, and be payable to the inmate's full name and ID number. Include the inmate's institution and your name and address on the money order. Funds are usually processed and credited within one business day after they are received.
To learn more about sending money to an inmate, read our guide here.
Delaware Inmate Phone Calls
Inmates are never allowed to receive incoming calls, and staff is prohibited from taking/passing along messages to offenders. Inmates can make calls in two ways, through a collect call, in which the recipient of the call is billed per minute, or through a pre-paid phone account.
Pre-paid phone accounts allow the inmate to make a call through a company called Global Tel Link, or GTL. You can find them online here or setup an account over the phone by calling 1-866-230-7761. You may also be able to save money by setting up a free number that is local to the facility, read more about saving money on your inmate calls here.
All calls may be recorded or monitored and call waiting or three way calling may trigger the call to disconnect, so if you keep having dropped calls with your inmate this is something you should look into.