Wicomico County Department Of Corrections – Salisbury, MD

Wicomico County Department Of Corrections is in Wicomico County and is the jail for the county. Know someone in jail at Wicomico County Department Of Corrections? This page tells you info about everything related to Wicomico County Department Of Corrections: How to locate an inmate. How to view Wicomico County Department Of Corrections mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Wicomico County Department Of Corrections
411 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (410) 548-4850
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Wicomico County Department Of Corrections you will need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Wicomico County Department Of Corrections Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get info on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Maryland


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Wicomico County Department Of Corrections prisoners can be viewed on the Wicomico County Department Of Corrections website, or you can go in person to the Wicomico County Department Of Corrections. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Wicomico County Department Of Corrections website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Wicomico County Department Of Corrections site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge 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 bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Wicomico County Department Of Corrections

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Wicomico County Department Of Corrections visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Wicomico County Department Of Corrections phone number is: (410) 548-4850

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Wicomico County Department Of Corrections:

Wicomico County Department Of Corrections
411 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wicomico County Department Of Corrections
411 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21801


The inmate mail policy at Wicomico County Department Of Corrections is always changing, so you should visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Wicomico County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Maryland State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever 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

Wicomico County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept at the Wicomico County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Wicomico County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to 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 a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Wicomico County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Wicomico County Department Of Corrections is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Wicomico County Department Of Corrections, 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 Wicomico County Department Of Corrections 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 procedure to send funds to Wicomico County Department Of Corrections inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wicomico County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wicomico County Department Of Corrections, 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 Wicomico County Department Of Corrections

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Wicomico County Department Of Corrections.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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