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Baltimore County Department of Corrections

County Jail

Last Updated: April 18, 2021
Address
720 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD 21204
County
Baltimore
County - medium
Phone
410-512-3200
Phone Carrier
Fax
410-512-3415
Email
corrections@baltimorecountymd.gov
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Baltimore County Department of Corrections basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 410-512-3200

The Baltimore County Department of Corrections is a medium-security detention center located at 720 Bosley Ave Towson, MD which is operated locally by the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Baltimore County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Towson Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Upon reporting to the Detention Center lobby, you will be escorted to the Processing area. Inmates and property will be searched upon admission, personal property will be inventoried and searched for contraband; any personal property not allowed inside the housing unit will be placed in the property room and a receipt will be issued for all stored property. Inmates arriving at the facility with excess property that is not allowed are required to release the property within 30 days. Any currency, checks, etc., will be deposited in a non-interest bearing account called an escrow account, and the amount of the deposit will be recorded on the inmate’s property envelope. Inmates can purchase commissary from any money in their escrow account.

Inmates are permitted to retain the following property:

  • plain ring (wedding band type)
  • medic alert medallion or bracelet
  • legal papers
  • photographs no larger than five by seven (no Polaroid pictures)
  • eyeglasses
  • undergarments, white short-sleeve tee shirts without pockets or decals, and socks
  • non-metallic religious medallion two inches or smaller

The department will issue a uniform and the following items to inmates processed in:

  • soap
  • deodorant
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • toilet paper
  • cup and spoon
  • wash cloth and towel
  • two sheets
  • two blankets
  • two uniforms
  • two shorts
  • shoes
  • identification bracelet (which must be worn at all times)
  • laundry bag

Inmates will be held strictly accountable for the return of issued items, hygiene items can be kept.

Inmate Classification - While in the diagnostic housing unit, inmates will be interviewed and assessed by a Classification Officer within 48 hours. Based on the information obtained from the initial interview, the inmate’s criminal record, and the inmate’s file, an assessment will be completed by the Classification Officer to assist in determining custody status and housing assignments. Inmates are assigned the following custody levels: Maximum Pretrial or Sentenced, Medium Pretrial or Sentenced, or Minimum Pretrial or Sentenced. In most cases, inmates are placed in non-restrictive general population housing units. If special circumstances exist, an inmate may be placed in more restrictive or special housing units such as Administrative Segregation, Protective Custody, Youthful Offenders, Psychiatric Housing, or Medical Housing. An inmate will be placed in one of these units to maintain the safety and security of the inmate and the institution.

During the initial interview, the Classification Officer will address the inmate’s questions regarding programs, services, court dates, etc. Information obtained during the initial interview will determine housing, job assignments, program placements, and referrals for additional services.

Assigning an Inmate to a Classification Officer - Once an inmate has been classified and transferred from the diagnostic unit, they will be assigned a Classification Officer who will provide direct case management services during his/her incarceration. An inmate may access the services of the Classification Unit by submitting an inmate request form to their Classification Officer. Designated Classification Officers will visit each housing unit at least three times per week. Classification Officers will assist inmates with referrals to the Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, the Public Defender’s Office, G.E.D. Program, and other services offered at the Detention Center.

Inmate Locator

Baltimore County Department of Corrections publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Maryland. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Baltimore County Department of Corrections and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 410-512-3200.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Baltimore County Department of Corrections - Visitation

General Visiting

Before you visit an inmate, please be aware of the following rules:

  • Inmates are allowed three 30-minute visits per week (Monday through Sunday).
  • You must sign in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
  • Visits are 30 minutes in length.
  • You must have a valid photo identification issued by a federal, state, or local government agency to visit an inmate. Anyone who cannot be positively identified may not visit.
  • Bosley housing units are 2Q, 2S, 2V, 3P, 3Q, 3S, 3T, 3V, 4P, 4S, 4T, 4V, 2P, and 2T.
  • Inmates currently housed in the diagnostic housing unit are not permitted visits until they are classified and/or assigned to another housing unit.

Bosley Housing Visiting Hours

  • Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • On the first and third Saturday of each month, visiting hours begin at 12:30 p.m.

General Visiting Schedule

Visitors Must Register by:

Visit Starts

Visit Ends

8:45 a.m.

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Protective Custody Visiting

  • Visits for inmates on Protective Custody are on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for Protective Custody inmates housed in 2R; they may receive visits any day of the week.
  • Inmates are allowed three 30-minute visits on Mondays.
  • Visits for inmates on Protective Custody must be prescheduled one week in advance.

Administrative Restrictive Housing Visiting

  • Visiting is on Wednesday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 9 to 10:30 p.m. (Last visit starts at 10 p.m.)
  • Inmates are allowed a maximum of three 30-minute visits.

Professional Visiting

  • Inmates will be allowed visits with the following professionals, provided they have the proper credentials:
    • Attorneys
    • Clergy
    • Law Enforcement Officers
    • Parole and Probation Officers
    • Psychologists and Psychiatrists
    • Social Workers
  • As of August 3, 2019, professional visiting hours are as follows (seven days a week):
    • Bosley Building: 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Kenilworth Building:
      • Morning: 7 to 10:30 a.m.
      • Afternoon: 12:30 to 3 p.m.
      • Evening: 3 to 10:30 p.m.
  • The Shift Commander may authorize professional visits outside of the scheduled hours.
  • Professional visitors are prohibited from giving the inmate any items unless prior authorization has been granted from the Shift Commander.
  • With the permission of a supervisor, official documents may be passed to the inmate for signature, then returned to the professional visitor.

Visiting Regulations

  • Personal items are not allowed in the visiting area such as handbags, cell phones, pagers, umbrellas, cameras, cigarettes and lighters. Lockers with keys are provided for storing these items. There is a fee of a quarter to use the locker, and the quarter will be returned when you retrieve your items.
  • Inmate’s parents are counted as one visitor when visiting during the same visiting period.
  • A visitor may not visit the same inmate more than once per day.
  • An adult must accompany visitors under 18 years of age.
  • A maximum of two children and two adults, or three children and one adult are permitted per visit.
  • Loitering, profanity and loud disruptive behavior are not be permitted in the visiting area. Eating or drinking is also prohibited.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the facility’s underground garage, outside the lobby area, inside the lobby, in the restrooms, or anywhere on the grounds of the department.
  • Handbags are not allowed in the visiting area.
  • Visitors who do not comply with the following dress code will be denied admittance:
    • Attire must be appropriate for a professional environment where children may be present.
    • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must reach the knee.
    • Slits in skirts or dresses may be no higher than the knee.
    • No see-through or sheer clothing.
    • No spandex or form-fitting clothing.
    • Shoulders, back, midriff and excessive cleavage and bust must be covered.
    • Footwear and undergarments must be worn.
    • No clothing displaying profanity, obscene images or promoting drugs, alcohol, violence or gangs is permitted.
  • Physical contact between inmates and visitors is prohibited.
  • Visitors who smuggle or attempt to smuggle contraband into the facility will be prosecuted.
  • Visitors are required to park in designated spaces in the parking garage and are not permitted to double-park outside the entrance under the concrete canopy.
  • Visitors with medical conditions may park under the concrete canopy in the designated spaces, provided their vehicles have handicap tags or placards appropriately displayed.
  • Visiting is a privilege and can be suspended or terminated if inmates or visitors violate the rules and regulations. Visitors who violate department rules may be prohibited from future visits.

For additional information please call our security desk at 410-512-3200 and press “0” to speak with the operator.

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