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Chesapeake Detention Facility

Inmate Phone & Debit Account Information


ConnectNetwork is GTL’s authorized deposit and account management portal. With several different deposit methods available, ConnectNetwork is the quickest and most convenient option to fund a correctional account.

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AdvancePay® Prepaid Telephone Accounts

To accept calls from an inmate at this facility, we recommend you create an AdvancePay® prepaid telephone account. Prepaid calling works by placing money on your phone number so that when your inmate calls you the funds are deducted from the balance on your prepaid account.

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Offender Phone DEBIT Accounts

ConnectNetwork PIN Debit (Offender Phone) accounts allow you to make deposits to an offender’s PIN debit phone account.

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**Please note- fees may apply to all deposit methods. Specific terms are provided when making a deposit.**

Contraband ~ Criminal Violations

Pursuant to Maryland's Criminal Law Article, Sections 9-410 and 9-412 through 9-417, it is unlawful for a person to possess, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver contraband in a place of confinement. Such items include but are not limited to telecommunication devices, contraband to effect an escape, weapons of any type, alcoholic beverages, controlled dangerous substances, and tobacco.

It is unlawful for a person to deposit or conceal a telecommunication device in or about a place of confinement with the intent that it be obtained by a person detained or confined.

Violators are subject to arrest and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Upon conviction, violators are subject to imprisonment from periods of 3 to 10 years, fines of $1,000 to $5,000, or both.

Visiting Hours

Always check the DPSCS home page for additional weather related or visiting hour changes, if any.

Visiting days and hours shall be conducted Thursday - Monday

1st session:

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. visits begin at 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (All visiting booths must be clear of visits by 2:00 p.m. regardless of the duration of visit)

Note - Saturday and Sunday 1st Session are as follows: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. visits begin at 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (All visiting booths must be clear of visits by 2:00 p.m. regardless of the duration of visit)

2nd session: Thursday - Monday

Registration along with visits begins at 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
(All visiting booths must be cleared of all visitors by 8:30 p.m. regardless of the duration of the visit).

CDF Information

401 East Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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Phone: (410) 539-5445

Fax: (410) 332-4561

Thomas Wolfe

Assistant Warden:
Emmanuel Nzeadighibe

Chief of Security:
Curtis Henson

Security Level:
Maximum Level II 

Year Opened: 1988

Visitor Dress Code

All visitors, to include children, must dress appropriately for visitation.  All clothing must cover from the neck to the kneecaps.

The following types of clothing are not allowed to be worn:

  • tube tops, tank tops, or halter tops
  • see-through clothing
  • mini-skirts, mini-dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes (at or above the kneecap)
  • form-fitting clothes such as leotards, spandex, and leggings
  • clothes that expose a person's midriff, side, or back
  • tops or dresses that have revealing necklines and/or excessive splits
  • coats, jackets, shawls and scarves will be placed in an appropriate area (Exceptions will be made for religious head dress)
  • shower shoes or flip flops.