Caroline County Department Of Corrections – Denton, MD

Caroline County Department Of Corrections is in Caroline County and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Caroline County Department Of Corrections? This guide will tell you about anything you might need to know about Caroline County Department Of Corrections,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Caroline County Department Of Corrections mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Caroline County Department Of Corrections
101 Gay Street
Denton, MD 21629

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 410- 479-2517
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Caroline County Department Of Corrections you have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Caroline County Department Of Corrections Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find information on anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you should check our guide to other Maryland jails: Other Jails in Maryland


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Caroline County Department Of Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Caroline County Department Of Corrections site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to 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 might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Caroline County Department Of Corrections or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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
  • Get Released 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Caroline County Department Of Corrections phone number is: 410- 479-2517

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Caroline County Department Of Corrections, use this address:

Caroline County Department Of Corrections
101 Gay Street
Denton, MD 21629

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Caroline County Department Of Corrections
101 Gay Street
Denton, MD 21629


The Caroline County Department Of Corrections inmate mail policy changes, so review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Caroline County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Maryland State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the Caroline County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are kept at the Caroline County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to visit the Caroline County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Caroline County jail website or 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 them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be 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 or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but remember that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Caroline County,the Caroline County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Caroline County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Caroline 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 Caroline 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the the Caroline County Department Of Corrections website when send funds to someone in jail 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 Caroline County Department Of Corrections

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

    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 in Caroline County Department Of Corrections? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Caroline County Department Of Corrections.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Caroline County Department Of Corrections? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Caroline County Department Of Corrections

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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