Montgomery County Detention Center – Rockville, MD

Montgomery County Detention Center is in Montgomery County, MD and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone at Montgomery County Detention Center? This guide will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Montgomery County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Montgomery County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Detention Center
1307 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 240-777-9960
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Montgomery County Detention Center you will need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Montgomery County Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to check our Maryland county jail guide: List of all jails in Maryland


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Montgomery County Detention Center inmates can be found on the Montgomery County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Montgomery County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Montgomery County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you can’t go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner at Montgomery County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail won’t get their 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 person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Montgomery County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, 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 lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required 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 Montgomery County Detention Center frequently change, so you should double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Montgomery County Detention Center phone number is: 240-777-9960

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Montgomery County Detention Center:

Montgomery County Detention Center
1307 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Detention Center
1307 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854


The mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the the Montgomery County Detention Center website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Montgomery County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the Montgomery County website, or at the Montgomery County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Montgomery County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just access the Montgomery County jail website, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Montgomery County jail 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 one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Montgomery County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Montgomery County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Montgomery County Detention Center is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 process for sending money to inmates might change, so double check the official Montgomery County Detention Center site when you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Montgomery County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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:

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Juan says:

    I was arrested and went through processing at Montgomery County Detention Center. My wait in the holding cell was about eight or nine hours, I was arrested around one AM and got out around 10. The best advice I can give is just to be patient. The guards kept telling me I would see the commissioner soon to set a bond, but it kept getting delayed.
    Conditions at the jail: Holding cells around a desk.
    Jail Facility and layout: Everyone in central processing is stuffed into holding cells, males on one side of the cellblock female on the other, until you get a hearing with a commissioner. The commish either lets you go on recognizance or sets bail and gives you your phone call. If you don’t get OR, you get a jumpsuit and a regular cell.
    Guards and Staff: Just doing their jobs for the most part, but some of them wanted to gloat.
    Commissary and food: Never got anything to eat or drink. One guy in my cell said he was diabetic and needed a drink. Guards gave him a juice box, he said that would kill him and asked for water. They told him to drink out of the sink in the cell. I said I wanted a juice box and they told me to keep quiet.
    Visitors: Not sure, I was only locked up for one night.
    The other inmates: I was in a cell with two other black men, an older dude who had been busted for coke possession a young buck who got caught with weed, and a white college student who got arrested for weed. Everyone got along okay, we were all in it together.
    Prisoner Safety: OK
    Gangs: N/A
    Inmate programs and activities: N/A

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