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Baltimore County Detention Center Information
720 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410) 512-3200
The Baltimore County Detention Center is located at 720 Bosley Avenue in Towson, MD and is a medium security county jail operated by the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about anything a person needs to know about the Baltimore County Detention Center, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find Baltimore County court records, and everything else.
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The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.
Baltimore County Detention Center Inmate Search
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to locate them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to search who is in jail at the Baltimore County Detention Center you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Baltimore County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, and times you can visit. You can also find information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Baltimore County Detention Center Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Baltimore County Detention Center includes each of the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Baltimore County Detention Center Visitation
The inmate must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Baltimore County Detention Center in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you call the official Baltimore County Detention Center at (410) 512-3200 before you go to the jail to visit.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center you must be added to their visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Baltimore County Detention Center, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Baltimore County Detention Center is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Baltimore County Detention Center:
Baltimore County Detention Center
720 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Baltimore County Detention Center
720 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
The Baltimore County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the the Baltimore County Detention Center website when you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Baltimore County Detention Center to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Baltimore County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to someone in jail could change, so you should check the Baltimore County Detention Center site when you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Baltimore County Detention Center
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Baltimore County Detention Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (410) 512-3200 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Baltimore County Detention Center store. An inmate can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can buy if they have money in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Baltimore County Detention Center are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (410) 512-3200
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all of the inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The prices are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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