Somerset County Detention Center – Westover, MD

Somerset County Detention Center is in Somerset County and is the primary jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody at Somerset County Detention Center? This site gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Somerset County Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Somerset County Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Somerset County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Somerset County Detention Center
30474 Revells Neck Rd.
Westover, MD 21871

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 410-651-9223
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Somerset County Detention Center you should visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Somerset County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you can check our Maryland county jail guide: Maryland County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Somerset County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Somerset County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the 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 taken off of the Somerset County Detention Center site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Somerset County Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Somerset County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Somerset County Detention Center are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 410-651-9223

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Somerset County Detention Center, use this address:

Somerset County Detention Center
30474 Revells Neck Rd.
Westover, MD 21871

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Somerset County Detention Center
30474 Revells Neck Rd.
Westover, MD 21871


The Somerset County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Maryland State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Somerset County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. They do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Somerset County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Somerset County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Somerset County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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 money to inmates at Somerset County Detention Center might change, so you should check the official Somerset County Detention Center site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Somerset County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Somerset 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 Somerset County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 been an inmate at Somerset County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Somerset County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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