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Department ofCorrections

Providing public safety by confining pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders in a clean, safe and secure detention facility, to ensure appearance at court, to manage alternatives to incarceration, and to provide self-improvement opportunities for community reentry.

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The Department of Corrections is comprised of the Baltimore County Detention Center, the Pre-trial Services Division, Community Corrections Division and the Alternative Sentencing Division. As required by law and with the intention of providing exceptional service, the Department of Corrections ensures its certifications are current, as follows:

  • The Department of Corrections is audited and certified as required by the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards.
  • Newly hired correctional staff receives training and certification from the Baltimore County Department of Corrections Entrance Level Training Academy. This academy is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.
  • Correctional staff receives yearly in-service training on topics such as security functions, firearms, defensive tactics, first aid and CPR/AED.
  • The Department of Corrections operates a fully trained and highly qualified Emergency Response Team (ERT). These ERT members are specially trained to respond to emergencies inside and outside the facility.

Locating Inmate Details

The Baltimore County Department of Corrections’ website will not provide an inmate’s name, ID number, charges, or release date, nor do we give charges or release dates over the phone. However, you can take the following steps to receive added information.

  1. Determine if an Inmate Is in the Baltimore County Correctional Facility

    To find out if an inmate is in our facility, call our security desk at 410-512-3200 and press “0” to speak with an operator.

  2. Search Court Records

    Find court records by using the Maryland Judiciary.

  3. Locate an inmate in state or County correctional facilities

    VINELink allows you to locate an inmate by state and County. 

Important Note

Per House Bill 222, any individual who is no longer incarcerated has the right to vote.

Contact Us

Submit a form with any questions for the Department of Corrections.

DivisionContact Information
AdministrationPhone: 410-512-3400
Fax: 410-512-3406

Alternative Sentencing

Phone: 410-512-3343
Fax: 410-512-3359
Applicant Unit
Phone: 410-512-3417
Fax: 410-512-3406


Phone: 410-512-3380
Classification and Pre-Trial ServicesPhone: 410-512-3241
Fax: 410-512-3249
Community Corrections Home Detention: 410-512-3429
Work Release: 410-512-3340
Fax: 410-512-3342
Criminal Records 
Phone: 410-512-3422
Fax: 410-512-3424

Financial Operations

Health ServicesPhone: 410-512-3310
Fax: 410-823-0088
Mental Health CoordinatorPhone: 410-512-3273

Volunteer Service

Phone: 410-512-3283 

Contact Us

Department of Corrections

720 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Walt J. Pesterfield

Deputy Directors

Hilary Siakor-Sirleaf
Renard Brooks


Andrew Chiddick
David Greer