Morris Community Corrections Center

Morris Community Corrections Center (MCCC) is a 150-bed Level IV facility located in Dover, Delaware. It houses substance abuse treatment (Crest) and work release offenders.

Work Release is a transition program for offenders preparing to live in the community full-time. In the program, offenders seek employment, attend outside medical appointments, tend to outside personal business, and participate in mandated treatment programs. Offenders return to the facility at night to sleep. 

An offender can be ordered by a court to participate in work release or can be classified to the program by the Department. Some offenders come to work release after a prison stay. Some come directly from the community.

Offenders normally stay in work release less than one year with the average stay of four to six months. Work release offenders typically work for private employers and participate in treatment and educational programs. 

Department officials must approve employers. Random substance abuse testing is mandatory for all offenders and continues throughout their stay at the Morris Center. Offenders must display pro-social behaviors such as honesty, responsibility, and accountability. 

While employed, full-time offenders must pay a $25 a week room and board fee and pay $25 toward any court obligations that have been imposed.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting at Morris Community Corrections Center are on Saturdays and Sundays between 9:45am-10:45am, 12:30pm-1:30pm, and 1:45pm-2:45pm.

Physical Address

Morris Community Corrections Center
300 Water Street
Dover, DE 19904

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Morris Community Corrections Center Inmate Mail
Inmate Name
SBI Number
Morris Community Corrections Center
300 Water Street
Dover, DE 19904

Mail should be limited to letters, cards, written correspondence, non-Polaroid pictures, and money orders.

Do NOT mail offenders packages, pornography, cash, stamps, tobacco, or illegal substances.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Morris Community Corrections Center, but they can call you collect. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Delaware, please click here.

How to Send Money

In order to get money to an offender at the Morris Community Corrections Center, please follow these guidelines:

  • Personal checks are not accepted
  • Do not send cash
  • Money orders may be sent by mail or dropped off during visits with the offender to whom the money is going.

All money orders must include the following information:

  • Offender's full name
  • Offender's SBI number
  • Assigned institution
  • Name of the remitter

Money sent to an inmate will be credited to the inmate’s account within 24 hours of receipt.

Programs For Inmates

CREST is the second component of Delaware’s substance abuse program. It is based on the therapeutic community model, which allows inmates recovering from substance abuse to continue their treatment while they transition into the community. As a rule, offenders work during the day and return to Morris at night for therapy, counseling, or treatment. 

The CREST program usually lasts for six months. The first three months are spent entirely at the Morris, where offenders engage in full-time substance abuse treatment. During the next three months, offenders become involved in the work-release portion of the program and go through the following phases:

  • Entry, evaluation, and orientation: Offenders get used to life outside of prison.
  • Primary: Counselors and offenders explore the challenges and issues faced by individual offenders and prepare appropriate responses to minimize the likelihood of relapse.
  • Job-seeking: Offenders develop job seeking and interview skills.
  • Work release: Offenders maintain residence at CREST while working in the community.

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