Cecil County Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: November 02, 2023
500 Landing Lane, Elkton, MD 21921

Cecil County Correctional Facility is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Cecil County Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 410-996-5800

The Cecil County Correctional Facility is a low-security detention center located at 500 Landing Lane Elkton, MD which is operated locally by the Cecil 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. Cecil County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Elkton Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

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GED classes, counseling services, Individual Educational Program for juveniles, drug & alcohol classes,

Veteran's Assistants Program and anger management are all offered, as well as the programs offered through Community Corrections.

The Detention Center was built in 1983 and began operation in 1984. The facility was designed to house a total 142 inmates, both male and female from minimum to maximum-security levels. Renovation and expansion was completed in November 2012. The facility was expanded to 168 male and 32 female beds. Persons held at the Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been convicted and received sentences of up to 18 months.

A staff of 79 sworn staff and 3 support personnel ensure the safety and security of inmates and facilitate the services offered to them.


The GED program provides an opportunity for inmates to improve their academic skills, to prepare for the GED examination and earn a Maryland High School diploma. Classes are scheduled throughout the year and are held in the Detention Center.

Religious Services

The Cecil County Detention Center shall provide the opportunity for religious counseling, worship and Bible study for voluntary inmate participation. Questions can be directed to the Chaplain at 410-966-5706.


The Detention Center will accept cards and correspondence only. As this list is subject to change, please contact the detention center with any questions. Due to security concerns, personal correspondence for inmates will be limited to commercially produced postcards which meet the Postal Service standards for postcard delivery. All incoming mail must have inmate's address information and the sender's name and address or it will not be delivered. Business correspondence must be clearly marked "BUSINESS MAIL" with only business correspondence enclosed.

Photographs will only be accepted in an envelope clearly marked "PHOTOS" or "PHOTOGRAPHS". Nothing else can be included in the envelope.

The Detention Center was built in 1983 and began operation in 1984. The facility was designed to house a total 142 inmates, both male and female from minimum to maximum-security levels. Renovation and expansion was completed in November 2012. The facility was expanded to 168 male and 32 female beds. Persons held at the Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been convicted and received sentences of up to 18 months.

Inmate Locator

Cecil County Correctional Facility publishes the names of the 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 to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your 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.

Visitation Information

Family, friends and neighbors are encouraged to visit inmates. Each inmate is allowed one 30-minute visit per week. Visitors must be placed on the Inmate's Visitor list via the Inmate Visitor Application. The Inmate Visitor Application must be initiated by the incarcerated Inmate. The Inmate will be given the application at intake or may request an application in writing from their assigned Counselor. Inmate Visitor Application forms cannot be picked up at the facility by family or friends. Only completed Inmate Visitor Application forms will be accepted at the facility or they can be sent in via mail. You can contact the office at 410-996-5800 with any questions. Visitors will be denied visiting privileges based on the following criteria: The applicant provided inaccurate information on the Visitor Application. The applicant is under the age of 18 and without a parent or legal guardian. The applicant has been incarcerated at CCCF within the last 12 months. The applicant has active arrest warrants. The applicant has a protective order placed on the individual they are requesting to visit. The Inmate has a protective order placed on the applicant. Any safety or security reasons as determined by an Officer. Any violations of rules or regulations of which are posted in the visitation area or on this website. Every Saturday the visitation schedule is as follows: Tier Sign in Time General Population 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Maximum Custody Males 11:30 PM to 12:30 PM Special Housing 12:30 PM to 1 PM Female Unit 6:30 PM to 7 PM Authorized Segregation 7:30 PM to 8 PM Visitation Rules Visitation is an inmate privilege. Visiting privileges may be revoked, cancelled, or suspended if an inmate is on disciplinary action. Visiting sessions will be cancelled in the event of an emergency situation. Visitors must register with the Correctional Officer in charge of visiting. Visitors are not allowed in the building for visiting until thirty (30) minutes before the start of visiting. Visiting is on a first-come-first-served basis. Visiting sessions are limited to thirty (30) minutes each week. All visitors are subject to search while in the Detention Center. Food and beverages are prohibited in the visiting area. Visitors must be 18 years or older with a photograph identification. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian. Birth Certificate or proof of guardianship is required. Parents/Guardians are responsible for the direct care and control of the children they bring to the facility. Drugs or alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Detention Center property. Persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied visits and may be subject to arrest. All visitors must be dressed appropriately. Bikinis, halter/tube tops, excessively short shorts/skirts, and transparent or sheer clothing will not be allowed in the visiting area. One (1) adult will be permitted to visit an inmate at a time. No more than two (2) adults may register to share the allotted ½ hour visit. Inmate property will only be accepted or released during the hours of 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. No cameras, video equipment, or tape recorders will be allowed in the Detention Center. Handbags, purses, briefcases, or other bags are not allowed in the visiting area. It is recommended that visitors not bring personal belongings to the Detention Center or leave all personal belongings in a secure area of their vehicle while in the Detention Center. The Detention Center will not be responsible for any article(s) lost, damaged, or stolen from vehicles parked on our property. Smoking is prohibited inside all areas of the Detention Center. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the building. Visitors that have "No Contact" orders issued from the court will not be allowed to visit the inmate. Disruptive noise or behavior, as determined by staff, will not be tolerated. Individuals engaging in such activity will be asked to leave. Any violations of the rules will be cause for removal from the Cecil County Detention Center. Loitering is strictly prohibited. Those determined to be on Detention Center property for reasons other than to conduct legitimate business will be asked to leave.

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