Maryland Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: July 19, 2021
Department Name
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000 Towson, Maryland 21286
Phone Number
(410) 339-5000

Types of Correctional Facilities in Maryland

Those who are serving a sentence in the Maryland state prisons are overseen by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). Through a centralized inmate database, you can easily search for an inmate.

If you are looking for an inmate serving their sentence in county jails, police jails, or city jails, you will need to visit their website for further information. Only those serving in state prison will be found on the DPSCS.

Below you will find instructions on how to do an inmate search. From there, you will be able to speak to an inmate and send money.

Maryland DPSCS Mission Statement

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional services strives to keep communities in Maryland safe so everyone can enjoy the state. They are doing this by increasing security, supplying offenders and ex-offenders with the resources and tools necessary to stay out of prison. They also work with partnering agencies to share important intelligence information thus reducing crime and violence.

How to Search for an Inmate

It can be a challenging time knowing a loved one is in prison, but the Maryland DPSCS makes searching for your loved one easy. You will need to do an inmate search to find the location of an offender and thus receive phone calls and send money.

From the DPSCS homepage, you will find a link to “find an inmate” on the farthest left side of the page. From there, you can easily search for an inmate by first and last name.

Once you find an offender, be sure to write down which facility they are in as well as any other pertinent information that you may need.

If you would like other information about criminal activity in the Maryland area, you can also search the following:

How to Talk to an Inmate

Once you do an inmate search, you will be able to send mail directly to the offender. Each facility has a different way of allowing inmates to communicate with loved ones. Therefore, you will need to go to this link and click on the facility the offender is at to find their procedures.

From there, you will find each facilities inmate phone information, visiting information, and all of the contact information that you will need while your loved one is there.

For the safety of the community, workers, and inmates, it is important that you visit the facility site in which an inmate is in and follow all rules and procedures regarding sending money, visiting, and speaking with an inmate.

Correctional Facilities in Maryland

There are 79 jails and prisons in state Maryland

Somerset County Detention Center

30474 Revells Neck Road, Westover, MD, 21871



1702 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202


Cheltenham Youth Facility

11001 Frank Tiplett Road, Cheltenham, MD, 20623

301-396-5000, Ext. 0

J. DeWeese Carter Youth Facility

300 Scheeler Road PO Box 229, Chestertown, MD, 21620


Savage Mountain Youth Center

164 Freedom Lane, Lonaconing, MD, 21539


Dorsey Run Correctional Facility

2020 Toulson Road, Jessup, MD, 20794


New Beginnings Youth Center

8400 River Road, Laurel, MD, 20742


Metropolitan Transition Center

954 Forrest Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202


Patuxent Institution

7555 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD, 20794


Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit

24090 Nanticoke Road, Quantico, MD, 21856


Roxbury Correctional Institution

18701 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown, MD, 21746

240-420-3000, 877-464-0764

Baltimore Pre-Release Unit

926 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202


Brockbridge Correctional Facility

7930 Brock Bridge Road, Jessup, MD, 20794


Division of Pretrial Detention and Services

400 East Madison Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202


Patuxent Institution – Correctional Mental Health Center Jessup

7555 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD, 20794


Chesapeake Detention Facility

401 East Madison Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202


Backbone Mountain Youth Centers

Route 1|124 Camp 4 Road, Swanton, MD, 21562

Talbot County Detention Center

115 West Dover Street, Easton, MD, 21601


Baltimore City Detention Center

401 East Eager Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202


Western Correctional Institution

13800 McMullen Highway Southwest, Cumberland, MD, 21502

301-729-7000, 877-286-3965