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Maryland Correctional Institution - Women

Important Inmate Phone System Changes

As a result of a recent telephone vendor contract award, friends and family of inmates housed at all DPSCS correctional facilities should be aware of some minor disruptions in service in the coming weeks. With the introduction of this new vendor we hope to provide you improved inmate telephone services at the same, and in some cases, lower costs. This Advanced Pay brochure from the new vendor has been distributed to the inmate population and may be useful for you as well.

The actual change-over for BCCC will happen February 27, 2013. A six business day transitional period will take place February 22 through March 1, 2013, during which time inmates will only be able to make collect calls as no debit or pre-paid calls will be permitted. If no collect call account is set-up, the inmate will be unable to make calls that week. During the transitional period dates, inmates will also not be able to submit telephone vouchers.

Although the previous vendor Securus will transfer inmate balances (purchases made by inmates) during the cut-over period to the new vendor Global Tel* Link, family members will have to contact Securus directly for refunds on purchases they (family members) made from Securus in the past. If you currently have an account with Securus you may be receiving a call further explaining your options from the new vendor in the near future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this vendor transfer may cause in trying to reach a loved one at a DPSCS facility and thank you for your cooperation.

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

All visitors must arrive at least one hour before the close of visitation.

Visits are permitted based on the last digit of the inmate's corrections identification number and the corresponding calendar date.

Inmates with odd ending numbers (1,3,5,7,9) are permitted visits on the corresponding odd date (January -December 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 etc.).

Inmates with even ending numbers (0,2,4,6,8) are permitted visits on the corresponding even date (January -December 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14 etc.).

There are no visits on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or the 31st of any month.

General Population and Admission Status
- Thursday and Friday - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
- Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour          
Administrative Segregation and Mental Health
- Thursday - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour  
Disciplinary Segregation
- Thursday - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Duration:  30 minutes
Protective Custody
- Friday - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Duration:  1 hour

Infirmary - (Only for those inmates who are medically able to visit in the visiting room as determined by medical staff) 
- Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Duration:  1 hour

General Information:

Use of restroom facilities is prohibited during visitation.  If either the inmate or a visitor requires the use of the restroom, the visit will be terminated at that time.  Please keep this in mind when visiting with small children.

All visitors are subject to canine (if available), electronic drug detection device (if available), and/or visual mouth searches prior to being allowed to visit an inmate. If you cannot clear the metal detector, you will be denied entry. Nothing may be brought into the institution except as authorized by the warden or designee. Any item brought into this institution in a manner other than authorized is contraband, and the person bringing the item into the institution is subject to criminal penalties.

A visitor 16 years of age and older must present photograph identification.

Children (18 years of age and younger) visiting the inmate must be immediate family to either the inmate or the visitor and must be accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who is on the inmate's visiting list.

An inmate may receive no more than two (2) visits per week and only one (1) visit per day.

A maximum of four (4) visitors may visit an inmate at one time, regardless of age, with the exception of infants (6 months or younger).  At least one visitor must be an adult.

Visits that take place in the infirmary are limited to two (2) adult visitors.

No packages, money orders, cash or checks may be brought into the institution by visitors. Inmate mail must be mailed to the inmate at P.O. Box 535, Jessup, Maryland 20794. Money orders should be mailed to the inmate at P.O. Box 17111 Baltimore, MD 21297-1111.

MCI-W Information

7943 Brockbridge Road
Jessup, Maryland 20794
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Phone: (410) 379-3800
(877) 280-1185

Fax: (410) 799-6146

Margaret Chippendale

Assistant Warden:
Cynthia Briscoe

Chief of Security:
Lathan Linton

Security Levels:
Maximum, Medium, Minimum, Pre-Release

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.