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Delaware prohibits knowingly and unlawfully introducing contraband into a detention facility.1 The state also prohibits a person confined in a detention facility from knowingly and unlawfully making, obtaining, or possessing contraband.2 In addition, Delaware prohibits furnishing a deadly weapon to any person committed to the jurisdiction of the State Department of Corrections.3

Delaware has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Parks;
  • Hospitals;
  • Places of worship;
  • Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served;
  • Sports arenas;
  • Gambling facilities; or
  • Polling places.


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  1. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1256(1). Contraband is defined by Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1258(3) to include firearms.[]
  2. A “detention facility” is any place used to confine a person charged with or convicted of an offense or pursuant to court order. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1258.[]
  3. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 6562A(3).[]