Cecil County Detention Center – Elkton, MD

Cecil County Detention Center is located in Cecil County and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone in Cecil County Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything you might want to know about Cecil County Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Cecil County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cecil County Detention Center
500 Landing Lane
Elkton, MD 21921

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 410-996-5800
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Cecil County Detention Center you should click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Cecil County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anybody booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in another jail you should look here: Maryland County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Cecil County Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the Cecil County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Cecil County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Cecil County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Cecil County Detention Center can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Cecil County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Cecil County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that could help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Cecil County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Cecil County Detention Center phone number is: 410-996-5800

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Cecil County Detention Center is:

Cecil County Detention Center
500 Landing Lane
Elkton, MD 21921

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cecil County Detention Center
500 Landing Lane
Elkton, MD 21921


The Cecil County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you review the the Cecil County Detention Center website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a docket and all documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Cecil County court magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Cecil County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Cecil County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cecil County,the Cecil County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Cecil County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Cecil County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Cecil County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    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.

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cecil County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cecil County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Cecil County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Cecil County Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Cecil County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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  1. Amanda says:

    For my brother Matthew R, we’re doing what we can, we LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Keep your head up

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