James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center Delaware

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

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

Administrator:  Perry Phelps

(302) 653-9261

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

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters,  and photos.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from Amazon.com: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Delaware

Family and friends of an inmate may send a United States Postal Money order by mail to the inmate mailing address listed above.   All money orders must be made payable to the offender's full name, offender's SBI number, and have on it the assigned institution and name of Sender.  Funds will be credited within one business day.

Families may set up a pre paid phone account by contacting GTL at 1-866-230-7761.

Visiting an Inmate at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

The department of correction and rehabilitation encourages family and friends who have positive influences and serve as good role models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate reintegrate with society when they are released.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; and 2:00 p.m.;

Sat., Sun., & Holidays: 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.

To schedule a visit call the Institution the week prior to the requested visit. The visit scheduling desk is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Persons calling in Delaware can call 1-800-282-8602 for inmates whose last name begins A-J; or 1-800-722-0252 for those inmates whose last name begins K to Z. Persons calling from out of state can dial (302) 653-4828.

Visits must be scheduled  in Advance - Call on Monday through Friday to visit the following Monday through Sunday.

Visitors must be at the facility a minimum of 30 minutes before the start time of the scheduled visit.

Visits last up to 1 1/2 hours per week depending on the inmate's quality of life level.

2 adults/2 children 5 & under are permitted on the visit.

Contact is permitted in Minimum Security, Medium Security, and Maximum Housing Unit. No contact is permitted in the Security Housing Unit of Maximum Security.

Visitors' attire should be in good taste and grooming when entering the institution.  Correctional staff will determine whether the visitor's clothing is appropriate based on the following guidelines:  bathing suits; body suits; strapless or low cut, revealing tops; sleeveless shirts; tube tops; and any type of revealing clothing not adhering to the normal standards of decency will not be permitted.  Dresses, skirts, culottes, and/or walking shorts must be no shorter than two inches above the knee, as measured from the bend in the back of the knee with the waistband in the normal position.  Spandex pants, shorts, and leggings are not permitted alone.  Leggings may be worn under a skirt.  Any see-through material is not permitted.

Visitors are permitted to bring money orders or cashier's checks, car keys, photo identification with full address.  No other items are allowed.

Visitors must have a photo identification with complete, current address for any visitor age 16 and over.

All visitors are subject to a metal detector search at the time of each visit.  When deemed necessary, the security staff may request a more intense physical search.  Should the visitor refuse to comply, they will be denied entrance and ordered off of the property.

Talking to any inmate through institution windows or fences, or having conversations with any inmate other than in the assigned visiting area is strictly prohibited.  Visitors must go directly to and from the visiting room/waiting area.

Smoking is not permitted by visitors within twenty feet of the perimeter road.

No property may be exchanged between an inmate and his visitor(s).  All cards, letters, etc., must be sent out through the mail.

Only one (1) inmate may be visited at a time.  Cross conversations between other visitors and/or inmates is not permitted.

Visitors and inmates alike must show respect for others visiting and keep all conversations in a low tone.  Loud conversations, foul language, arguments, or fighting will result in cancellation of  the visit and disciplinary action.  We reserve the right to turn away any visitor due to intoxication, failing to obey the directions of officers, or generally misbehaving.

Visitors who commit serious violations of visiting rules will be barred from future visitation.

Contact the facility at the telephone number above for more information on visiting an inmate at this facility.

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