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In-Person Visitation

Maintaining and improving relationships between inmates and their families, friends, and loved ones is one of Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) key initiatives. Strengthening this bond offers a support net that can help inmates not only achieve success after they leave the Department, but also heal their families and social support systems. Maryland DPSCS views visitation as a privilege that is an important part of inmate development and case management.

Effective immediately, Maryland DPSCS will begin slowly transitioning back to in-person inmate visitation, with newly instated COVID-19 protocols. All Visitors are subject to a COVID-19 screening questionnaire, temperature check and must wear a mask (covering nose and mouth) at all times.

To schedule an in-person visitation, please email the facility using the assigned email address below. If you have any questions, please contact the Maryland DPSCS COVID-19 Family Hotline at 410.724.5722.

Operational Updates - Omicron Reopening - Phase II

Effective March 15, 2022

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), with guidance from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), is implementing the following updates to masking, vaccination and front entry protocols, as it relates to all staff, inmates, programs, services and activities documented below.


Masking guidelines will be optional and voluntary for all programs, services and activities, EXCEPT as identified below.

  • Healthcare professionals, staff and officers assigned to post in all clinical units to include medical, dental, mental health, and social work shall continue to wear the appropriate mask or respirator while working in hospital, infirmaries, isolation and quarantine areas, dispensaries and adjacent waiting room areas, and therapeutic counseling groups.

  • Staff and inmates in all DPSCS transport vehicles including vans and buses.

  • Intake protocols at all intake facilities shall remain the same.

  • Inmates and staff at BCBIC, CDF, or any other facility with a court-ordered masking requirement.

  • Wardens and facility administrators shall direct proper signage be posted in areas where continued masking is required.

  • Social distancing is still encouraged.


  • No staff or inmate vaccination requirement will be mandated as eligibility for participation in any programming or volunteer service.


  • Symptomatic/temperature screenings at front entries will cease. Staff is reminded to self-evaluate healthcare issues. If exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, the employee shall not come to work and will immediately report symptoms through the established facility hierarchy.

  • Visitors and volunteers are no longer required to show proof of vaccination.

  • Staff testing will continue.

Wardens and facility administrators shall ensure that this IB is read during roll call for the next seven days.

Vaccination and boosters are strongly encouraged.

Detention Facilities

Facility Title In-Person Visit Request
BCBIC Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center
CDF Chesapeake Detention Facility
MRDCC Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center
MTC Metropolitan Transition Center
YDC Youth Detention Center

Correctional Facilities

Facility Title In-Person Visit Request
BCCC Baltimore City Correctional Center
CMCF Central Maryland Correctional Facility (Formerly CLF)
DRCF Dorsey Run Correctional Facility
ECI Eastern Correctional Institution
ECI-A Eastern Correctional Institution Annex
EPRU Eastern Pre-Release Unit
JCI Jessup Correctional Institution
MCI-H Maryland Correctional Institution - Hagerstown
MCI-J Maryland Correctional Institution - Jessup
MCI-W Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
MCTC Maryland Correctional Training Center
MCTC-HED/EHU Harold E. Donnel/Emergency Housing Unit
NBCI North Branch Correctional Institution
PATX Patuxent Institution
RCI Roxbury Correctional Institution
SMPRU Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit
WCI Western Correctional Institution