James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

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James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Delaware

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center is located in Smyrna Delaware.  It is a level 5 facility that houses maximum, medium, and minimum security inmates.  It currently holds about 2,500 male offenders.  This institution serves as a housing facility for pre-trial inmates (inmates awaiting trial).

This facility has the distinction of housing inmates who are sentenced to death by the state, James T. Vaughn Correctional Center also carries out the executions.  In addition to the death row unit, this facility has the SHU, otherwise known as the Security Housing Unit.  This is where inmates who have safety or security issue are held in a cell 23 hours each day.  A single hour of recreational out of cell time is allowed each day.  There is also a Medium Housing Unit, which holds inmates who have had a disciplinary issue but have not reached the restrictions of the SHU.

Visiting Hours at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center:

Before you visit you must have filled out a visitors application and be on the inmates approved visitation list.

  • Visits are by scheduled appointment only and are available Monday-Sunday during the following one hour blocks: 9am-10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm.
  • To schedule an appointment: If you reside in Delaware and your inmate's last name is A-J you can call 1-800-282-8602.  If you reside in Delaware and your inmate's last name is K-Z you will need to call 1-800-722-0252.  If you are visiting from out of state you will need to schedule an appointment by calling (302)-653-4828.
  • All appointments must be scheduled at least one week in advance by calling the above listed numbers between the hours of 8am-4pm Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).
  • Up to two adults and two children can visit at a time.
  • The length of the visit, and the frequency of visits will depend on the inmates level.
  • Anyone 16 and older must have a valid photo ID.
  • If you are visiting with an infant you may bring one plastic baby bottle, a single diaper with two disposable wipes, and a small blanket.

Physical Address:

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
1181 Paddock Road
Smyrna, DE 19977

Telephone:

(302)-653-9261

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
1181 Paddock Road
Smyrna, DE 19977