09-20-2004, 06:01 PM

38 Todds Lane
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 577-3039

WARDEN: Phil Morgan

The Plummer Community Corrections Center (PCCC) is a 245-bed Level IV (4) facility in Wilmington, Delaware housing four programs. These programs are:

The Crest Substance Abuse Treatment Program
The Plummer Work Release Program
Intensive Community Supervision Program (ICSP)
Home Confinement Program
The Plummer Community Corrections Center is located in Wilmington, Delaware. Each program is classified as Level IV (4). Plummer currently accommodates male and female offenders in each of its programs. Plummer opened in September 1991.

The Crest Program at Plummer is one of four Crest programs in the State. Crest is the second part of Delaware's internationally recognized three-step drug treatment continuum. KEY is the first phase. Aftercare is the third phase. At Plummer, the Crest program is called Crest-North. It is a residential treatment program for drug and alcohol abusers. Crest is a program based on the therapeutic community - a total treatment environment. The Crest program is a 6-monthprogram. For the first three months of the Crest program, known as the Primary Phase, resident/offenders are not permitted to leave the facility except under staff escort. Offenders might need to leave the facility for court appearances or medical appointments. Offenders are immersed in substance abuse treatment, therapy and counseling. During the second three months of the program, resident/offenders are permitted to leave the building unescorted to job seek, work, travel to outside medical appointments or to attend court appearances. Treatment continues through this second three-month phase. The Crest-North program at Plummer accommodates offenders for the entire six months of the program.

There are different ways in which an offender can come to be in the Crest-North program. Many residents come to the Crest program after completing the KEY program at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution prison, the Sussex Correctional Institution or the Webb Correctional Facility or the KEY Village program at the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution. They have either been ordered by a court to participate in the Crest program or classified to the program by Department of Correction officials.

Offenders go through several phases of treatment during their time in Crest:

Entry, evaluation, orientation: offenders become acclimated to life within the therapeutic community
Primary: counselors and offenders explore the weaknesses of individual offenders and prepare appropriate responses to minimize the likelihood of relapse.
Job-seeking: offenders develop skills to obtain and maintain employment.
Work release: offenders maintain residence at Plummer (Crest) while working in the community.

The Work Release Program is a transition program for offenders who are preparing to live in the community full-time. Work release is a program in which offenders job seek, work, attend outside medical appointments and participate in any 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 Department of Correction officials. 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 Plummer 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 & board fee and pay $25 toward any court obligations that have been imposed.

Plummer offers several treatment programs and other activities to offenders. These programs include Bible study, parenting classes, various mental health groups, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Offenders also attend treatment and education programs in the community.

The Intensive Community Supervision Program (ICSP) is responsible for supervising offenders at Level III while awaiting space to attend the various Level IV programs. This program also supervises offenders convicted for Title 21 motor vehicle offenses such as DUI. Offenders are required to check in with their Probation Officers at the Plummer Center three times a week. They must maintain curfews and submit to random urine screens throughout their supervision. Additionally, Probation Officers make random field visits in the community as part of the supervision regimen for these offenders.

The Home Confinement Program allows offenders to live at home full-time. Individuals wear battery-powered ankle bracelets. A monitoring device is connected to the individual's telephone. It reports each time an offender enters or leaves his or her residence. Offenders must agree to several rules and regulations for participation in the Home Confinement program. Some of these rules include prior DOC approval of a host residence, not leaving the residence for any purpose other than work, treatment or a visit to his/her Probation Officer. Individuals are permitted a two-hour free period for approved activities.

Phil Morgan is the Warden of the Plummer Community Corrections Center.

Inmate Mail Address

Inmate Name
Plummer Community Corrections Center
38 Todds Lane
Wilmington, DE 19805