vnmate visits can be scheduled for Thursdays through Mondays at the following times:
10:00am - 11:00am; 11:30am - 12:30pm; 1:00pm - 2:00pm; 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Visits must be scheduled in advance. Visitors must call (302) 577-5837 Monday through Wednesday to schedule an inmate visit for the following Thursday - Monday.
Effective immediately, if you want to schedule a visit, the Visitation phone line will only be available Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. The number to call for scheduling a visit is 302-577-5837.
Inmate visits last up to 1 hour
Three persons may visit an inmate for 1 hour or the visit may be split up to 6 persons for 1/2 hour (3 the first 1/2 hour and 3 the 2nd 1/2 hour)
Depending on the circumstances, visits can be either Contact or No-Contact
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 a money order, car keys and identification only.
A picture identification is required for all visitors. Usually a driver's license or other form of I.D. can be used. For individuals under 16-years old, any picture I.D. would suffice.
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 inside the compound.
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 should 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 your visits 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.
The Baylor Women's Correctional Institution (BWCI) – the only women's prison in the state – opened December 29, 1991. The facility houses both pre-trial and sentenced adult females at minimum, medium, and maximum security levels.
BWCI provides programming at all security levels. Programming provides offenders with opportunities to gain knowledge, acquire skills and learn an alternative life-style.
BWCI provides treatment services, religious services, drug therapy, educational/vocational programs, counseling, and recreation.
On June 14, 1995 Governor Thomas R. Carper signed Senate Joint Resolution no. 25, which authorized then-Corrections Commissioner Robert J. Watson to name the Women's Correctional Institution as the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution. Delores J. Baylor was the first African-American to hold a warden's position in the State of Delaware. She was also the first African-American female to hold such a position. Baylor began her employment with the Department of Correction as a Field Service Counselor and was subsequently promoted to Field Counselor II and III. On June 1, 1974, Baylor was promoted to Correctional Superintendent I at the Women's Correctional Institution, performing her duties in an outstanding manner.
On March 20, 1979, the 130th Delaware General Assembly recognized Delores J. Baylor for outstanding service with the Department of Corrections. On June 1, 1979, Delores Baylor was promoted to Warden of the Women's Correctional Institution. Baylor remained Warden of the Women's Correctional Institution until her death on March 20, 1983.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.