All About the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

Connect With an Inmate at Howard R Young Correctional Institution 

 is a state prison located in Wilmington, Delaware. Originally called the Multipurpose Criminal Justice Facility and also known as Gander Hill Prison, this correctional institution is located in New Castle County and operated by the Delaware Department of Corrections. Howard R. Young was first opened in 1982 and currently houses 1,500 male inmates.

Millions of US citizens are currently under the American prison system's control and private companies, like JPay, earn billions of dollars charging these inmates to contact their families. DoNotPay makes it easy to contact loved ones in prisons across the country, including Howard R Young.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about contacting inmates at this facility.

Where Is Howard R. Young Located?

 is located in Northeast Wilmington, Delaware. It is a level 5 facility that houses long-term as well as pre-trial inmates who have not made bail or are awaiting sentencing.

AddressHoward R. Young Correctional Institution

1301 E. 12th Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone Number(302) 429-7700

How to Contact Inmates at Howard R. Young

There are several possible ways to get in touch with inmates at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution. You can schedule an in-person visit, send a letter, or send money. Let's take a look at the steps needed for each of these contact methods.

How to Schedule an In-Person Visit to Howard R. Young

If you would like to visit an inmate at Howard R Young, you must schedule your appointment one week in advance. You can do so by calling (302) 575-0330 between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm Monday-Friday. The visiting hours are daily in one-hour blocks that begin at 8:30 am and continue hourly until 2:30 pm. You must arrive 15 minutes before the start of your visiting block.

It should be noted that visitors must dress in non-revealing clothing no shorter than two inches above the knee. Leggings, bodysuits, and revealing tops are not permitted. Visitors are allowed to bring no more than $5 in currency.

How to Send a Howard R. Young Inmate a Letter

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Howard R. Young, use the following address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

P.O. Box 9279

Wilmington, DE 19809

The types of mail inmates can receive are limited to letters, cards, non-polaroid pictures, and money orders. 

How to Send Money to Howard R. Young Inmates

Inmates are able to receive money orders by mail. The money will be credited to the inmate's account within 24 hours of receipt, during normal business hours. All money orders must contain the following information:

  1. The inmate's full name
  2. Their SBI number
  3. Assigned institution
  4. Name of the remitter

Money orders should be sent to the following address:

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

Inmate Name

SBI Number

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

P.O. Box 9561

Wilmington, DE 19809

How to Contact Inmates by Yourself 

It can be challenging to contact inmates by yourself due to the many strict rules and regulations set up by the prison system. Some things to consider include:

  • You will need to ensure you have all the correct required information for your inmate, where they are located, which types of mail they can receive, and more.
  • If you mail a letter or money order, you will have to go to the post office and ensure you've included all the correct information.
  • To speak to an inmate on the phone, you should first be aware of which state their prison is located in. Many times the phone rate for these calls is quite costly.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Contact Imprisoned Loved Ones

DoNotPay offers a simple and successful way of contacting inmates. Our product, Connect With an Inmate, helps you locate imprisoned loved ones, send letters, and create a virtual mailbox where you can receive incoming mail. The steps are simple:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive for your loved one!


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Let DoNotPay make your life easier. In just a few easy steps, our Connect with an Inmate product can help you locate an inmate, send physical letters that are quickly and correctly mailed on your behalf, and easily receive mail back. Try it today.

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