VISITORS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS & LOVED ONES,
Maintaining and improving relationships between inmates and their families, friends, and loved ones is one of the 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 DPSCS, but also heal their families and social support systems.
The Department is committed to protecting the health of inmates and staff. The Department’s leadership team continues to monitor the data regarding the spread of COVID-19 across its system and within Maryland communities. The need to modify operations and inmate movement may vary and change at any given time based on the need and/or severity of the health situation as indicated by the COVID-19 data and/or recommendations of the Maryland Department of Health.
– August 25, 2021 –
Effective immediately, Maryland DPSCS will begin to transition back to in-person inmate visitation, with newly instated COVID-19 protocols and policies.
To review the new policies and procedures regarding in-person visitation, please click here.
To schedule an in-person visitation, please click here.
INMATE VISITATION SERVICES
Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) views visitation as a privilege that is an important part of inmate development and case management. DPSCS reserves the right to manage this privilege effectively through procedures that ensure the safety and security of our facilities, employees, members of the public, and inmates.
INMATE COMMUNICATION – PHONE SERVICES
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) supports and embraces family, friends, and loved ones of those who have been incarcerated to maintain contact. DPSCS permits and encourages an inmate to correspond with family, friends, and loved ones with minimum interference and consistent with the legitimate security needs of the facility.
INMATE COMMUNICATION – MAIL SERVICES
Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) permits and encourages inmates to receive mail, reading materials, and publications consistent with the United States Constitution, Maryland State and Federal laws and regulations, and Maryland DPSCS policies and procedures.
INMATE BANKING SERVICES
Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) uses Access Corrections® for the management and processing of all money orders sent to inmates in all Maryland correctional institutions and all online and over-the-phone credit card deposits and transactions.
INMATE CARE PACKAGE SERVICES
Access Securepak® is the most comprehensive custom package program in the correctional industry. Access Securepak® is a program designed to allow family members, friends, and loved ones to send care packages to inmates. Access Corrections ® was developed to eliminate contraband and greatly reduce the time and labor required to process packages.
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