Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Information

The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution is a 1500 bed jail in the city of Wilmington, Kent County, Delaware.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 302-429-7700, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 302-429-7700

Physical Address:
1301 E. 12th Street
Wilmington, DE 19809

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

To search for an inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 302-429-7700 for the information you are looking for.

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 302-429-7700 for further assistance.

The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution maintains an average of 1500 offenders in custody on any given day. The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Kent County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 140,220 offenders.

The following charts of Kent County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Kent County Corrections Department, the state of Delaware Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Kent County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Kent County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years, and a database of most wanted criminals for Kent County, neighboring counties and the state of Delaware.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in Kent County and Delaware state prisons, click the button below.
Kent County INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Kent County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 2/25/2024

Race Inmates % Total
White 1,165 20.80%
Black 3,242 57.87%
Hispanic or Latino 763 13.62%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 96 1.71%
Asian 177 3.16%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 66 1.18%
Other 93 1.66%
Total 5,602 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Kent County Inmate Criminal Charges - 2/25/2024

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 2,008 35.84%
Felony (2rd Degree) 1,205 21.51%
Felony (1st Degree) 727 12.98%
State Jail Felony 379 6.77%
Felony (Uncategorized) 1,348 24.06%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 841 15.01%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Kent County Inmate Sex - 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 4,911 87.67%
Female 691 12.33%
Total 5,602 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Kent County Inmate Age - 2/25/2024

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 0 0.00%
18-20 218 3.89%
21-24 516 9.21%
25-30 1,430 25.53%
31-35 954 17.03%
36-40 1,039 18.55%
41-45 759 13.55%
46-50 327 5.84%
51-55 179 3.20%
56-60 137 2.45%
61-65 43 0.77%
66-75 0 0.00%
76-85 0 0.00%
Total 5,602 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Delaware has a capacity of 1800 inmates, though as of 2008-2009 it was holding double that number. The original facility, now called the West Wing, was designed to hold 360 detainees. The prison can house up to 895 inmates. The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (also known as Gander Hill Prison) is located at 1301 East 12th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. The facility can be contacted by phone at 302-429-7700. Visiting appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 302-575-0330. Inmate phone services are provided by 866-516-0115. The visiting hours for the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Delaware are Monday to Sunday from 8:30am to 2:30pm in one hour blocks. Inmates are allowed one or two visits per week, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length. Special privileges may allow inmates unlimited visits. The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (also known as Gander Hill Prison) is a Level 5 facility in the northeast section of Wilmington, Delaware. The Urban Institute is conducting research into inmate issues and conditions at the prison, and the Justice Department has announced successful resolution of an amended memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the state of Delaware. Online information inquiries for inmates booked into the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution are available on Jailexchange.com and provides information about who is in jail at the facility. The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Delaware is unique for its intensive mental health program, its educational programming for inmates, and its participation in a research initiative led by the Urban Institute to design, implement, and evaluate strategies to reduce recidivism.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, call the jail’s booking line at 302-429-7700.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Kent County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Kent County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Kent County and other Delaware and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution? What is the Schedule?

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmate Visitation Schedule
aka Gander Hill Prison

1301 E. 12th Street
Wilmington, DE 19809

302-429-7700

  • First, you must register for visitation with GTL/gettingout?ViaPath
  • To schedule a visit call the Institution at 302-575-0330.
  • The visitation scheduling desk is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Visitors must be at the facility a minimum of 15 minutes before the start time of the scheduled visit or you will be denied access.
  • Most inmates may have one (1) video visit in addition to a face-to-face visit each week for one hour each.
  • Anyone traveling 100 miles or more may request a two-hour visit once per month. This request must be made in writing by sending a letter to the Warden's Office
  • Visiting procedures if the COVID scare is still in place.
DAY TIMES
MONDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM
SUNDAY 9:00AM, 10:00AM
11:00AM, 12:00PM
1:00PM, 2:00PM
3:00PM

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

To visit an inmate in Kent County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Kent County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Howard R. Young Correctional Institution:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Kent County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Howard R. Young Correctional Institution's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Kent County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Kent County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Kent County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Phone: 302-429-7700

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 



There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

There are five choices for putting money on an inmate's books that can be used for communication services:

1. Commissary money in the form of a money order may be mailed to:
AdvancePay Service Department
P.O. Box 911722
Denver, CO 80291-1722

2. You may use cash or credit/debit cards at any time by using the kiosk located in the front lobby.  The fee for the use of the ATM is generally $1.50 per transaction for cash and 10% fee for credit/debit cards.

3. Commissary money can also be added to an inmates account at any time using any of these methods online.

4. Cash deposits to ConnectNetwork are now available at 26,000 retail locations nationwide including Walmart, ACE, Kmart, Kroger, and more. You’ll start the payment process online in your ConnectNetwork account, then complete your transaction with cash at a participating local retail store. Plus, many of these stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Find a retail store near you.

5. You can call customer service 24/7 at 877-650-4249 and get instructions for depositing money over the phone using a debit or credit card.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution?

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, and what can I send them?

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes
The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809



Legal Mail

Send all legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & SBI #
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9561
Wilmington, DE 19809

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution using an Online Messaging Service?

Emailing and Texting Messages, Photos & Videograms

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.


If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Howard R. Young Correctional Institution,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

How to Communicate with an Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Kent County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Howard R. Young Correctional Institution,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Kent County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Kent County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution allows inmates access to tablets to use for the services provided by 'gettingout'.


The devices are similar to common handheld tablets, but are made exclusively by GettingOut, a GTL / Viapath company.
Tablets offer specialized content and services for inmates to use during their stay at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, such as:

  • Music
  • Books
  • Games
  • Education
  • News
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Read mail and messages
  • Video visits

-  Free services are already available for use on the device at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.
-  Subscription services are funded separately by family and friends with deposits made into an inmate’s Debit Link account.
-  Howard R. Young Correctional Institution Inmates will then be able to purchase subscription services and premium content to enjoy.

What Does a Tablet Cost?

  • Tablet devices include some services and the content is free.
  • The subscription services require additional funding.
  • There may be multiple options such as 7-day or 30-day subscriptions.
  • Costs are dependent upon the available services and what the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution charges.

To estimate costs for phone calls, sign in to your account and click “Rate & Fees Calculator” in the footer (bottom of the page) or call 866-516-0115 for assistance.

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Howard R. Young Correctional Institution inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

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Are there photos of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution? What does it look like?
Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Kent County?

Kent New Castle Sussex Kent Queen Annes
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Most Wanted Fugitives

Do you have a list of Arrest Warrants, and the Most Wanted Criminals in Kent County, the state of Delaware and the United States?

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US State Prison Population Demographics

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 973,343 93.26%
Female 70,362 6.74%
Total 1,043,705 100.0%

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 327,300 35.27%
Black 345,500 37.23%
Hispanic 226,800 24.44%
American Indian / Alaska Native 15,900 1.71%
Asian 12,500 1.35%
Total 928,000 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 622,200 95.46%
Female 31,700 4.86%
Total 653,900 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 178,600 29.23%
Black 234,500 38.38%
Hispanic 179,500 29.38%
American Indian / Alaska Native 9,600 1.57%
Asian 8,800 1.44%
Total 611,000 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 147,500 93.95%
Female 10,000 6.37%
Total 157,500 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,600 26.04%
Black 63,000 43.63%
Hispanic 39,100 27.08%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,300 1.59%
Asian 2,400 1.66%
Total 144,400 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 16,000 86.02%
Female 2,600 13.98%
Total 18,600 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 5,400 43.90%
Black 3,600 29.27%
Hispanic 2,900 23.58%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.63%
Asian 200 1.63%
Total 12,300 100.0%

Violent Rape & Sexual Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 159,800 98.95%
Female 2,200 1.36%
Total 162,000 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 125,800 96.18%
Female 5,400 4.13%
Total 131,200 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 18.64%
Black 66,800 56.85%
Hispanic 26,500 22.55%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,200 1.02%
Asian 1,100 0.94%
Total 117,500 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 137,000 94.74%
Female 8,100 5.60%
Total 145,100 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,500 23.28%
Black 53,300 33.09%
Hispanic 65,300 40.53%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,800 1.74%
Asian 2,200 1.37%
Total 161,100 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 36,100 91.86%
Female 3,300 8.40%
Total 39,400 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 12,200 32.45%
Black 14,200 37.77%
Hispanic 9,700 25.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native 800 2.13%
Asian 700 1.86%
Total 37,600 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 127,900 90.64%
Female 13,600 9.64%
Total 141,500 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 60,500 50.46%
Black 37,800 31.53%
Hispanic 18,100 15.10%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,100 1.75%
Asian 1,400 1.17%
Total 119,900 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 75,900 95.11%
Female 4,200 5.26%
Total 80,100 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 30,500 44.40%
Black 24,200 35.23%
Hispanic 12,300 17.90%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,100 1.60%
Asian 600 0.87%
Total 68,700 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 22,300 84.47%
Female 4,200 15.91%
Total 26,500 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 13,800 58.97%
Black 6,800 29.06%
Hispanic 2,200 9.40%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 1.28%
Asian 300 1.28%
Total 23,400 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,400 91.43%
Female 600 8.57%
Total 7,000 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,500 48.08%
Black 1,500 28.85%
Hispanic 1,000 19.23%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.92%
Asian 100 1.92%
Total 5,200 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 9,800 75.97%
Female 3,200 24.81%
Total 13,000 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,900 63.30%
Black 2,600 23.85%
Hispanic 900 8.26%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 2.75%
Asian 200 1.83%
Total 10,900 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,600 90.67%
Female 1,400 9.33%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 6,700 58.26%
Black 2,700 23.48%
Hispanic 1,700 14.78%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.74%
Asian 200 1.74%
Total 11,500 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 114,600 87.08%
Female 17,400 13.22%
Total 132,000 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 49,500 47.50%
Black 37,300 35.80%
Hispanic 14,600 14.01%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,700 1.63%
Asian 1,100 1.06%
Total 104,200 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 28,500 84.57%
Female 5,300 15.73%
Total 33,800 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 14,800 56.27%
Black 7,900 30.04%
Hispanic 3,000 11.41%
American Indian / Alaska Native 400 1.52%
Asian 200 0.76%
Total 26,300 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 86,100 88.04%
Female 12,000 12.27%
Total 98,100 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 34,700 44.54%
Black 29,400 37.74%
Hispanic 11,600 14.89%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 1.67%
Asian 900 1.16%
Total 77,900 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 102,500 93.95%
Female 6,900 6.32%
Total 109,400 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 35,900 40.84%
Black 34,500 39.25%
Hispanic 13,800 15.70%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,500 2.84%
Asian 1,200 1.37%
Total 87,900 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 37,800 97.93%
Female 900 2.33%
Total 38,700 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 7,200 22.86%
Black 16,900 53.65%
Hispanic 6,500 20.63%
American Indian / Alaska Native 500 1.59%
Asian 400 1.27%
Total 31,500 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,400 89.33%
Female 1,600 10.67%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,800 59.65%
Black 2,000 17.54%
Hispanic 1,800 15.79%
American Indian / Alaska Native 700 6.14%
Asian 100 0.88%
Total 11,400 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 51,200 92.25%
Female 4,400 7.93%
Total 55,600 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 48.45%
Black 15,700 34.73%
Hispanic 5,600 12.39%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 2.88%
Asian 700 1.55%
Total 45,200 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,100 89.71%
Female 800 11.76%
Total 6,900 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,700 52.94%
Black 1,500 29.41%
Hispanic 700 13.73%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.96%
Asian 100 1.96%
Total 5,100 100.0%
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This facility, known as "Howard R. Young Correctional Institution" is also known as Howard R. Young Correctional Institution - KT, Gander Hill Prison, HRYCI, Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, Kent County, Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, Kent County, Delaware, Kent.