Delaware State Jails
According to its geographical area, the state of Delaware comes at the 49th position in the United States of America. It is spread over an area of 1,982 square miles. This state is situated at the Eastern Seaboard of the US. The Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay form borders to this state. Other states that share their borders with Delaware are Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Those living in the state of Delaware enjoy the easy access to all the major metropolitan areas that lie in the Northeast. The best part is that Washington D.C and Philadelphia are only 2 hours away from Delaware if you travel by road.
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The Delaware State Jail lies in the control of the Delaware Department of Correction. This is the only agency in the state that is operated by the government. The Delaware State Jail has a unified corrections system. There is no separate country, regional, municipal correction or any jail system and neither does Delaware have any separate probation system in the state. All the offenders of the law, whether they are misdemeanor and felony, pre-trial and sentenced or jail and prison, immediately fall into the hands of the State. An estimate shows that at least 20,000 offenders get admitted in the Delaware State Jail each year. Almost 57% of these offenders have a sentence of one year or less.
According to the terminology used in Delaware, all those law offenders who are given a sentence period of one year or more are called prisoners and all those who are sentenced for less than a year are sent to jail. Those who are unable to get themselves bailed are held in detention. According to an estimate that was calculated, it costs the government up to 30,000 dollars to incarcerate an inmate in jail for one whole year.