Frederick County Detention Center – Frederick, MD

Frederick County Detention Center is in Frederick County and is the jail for the county. Do you know somebody at Frederick County Detention Center? This page tells you info about anything one might want to know about Frederick County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Frederick County Detention Center
7300 Marcie’S Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Frederick County Detention Center you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Frederick County Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also get info about anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Maryland


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Frederick County Detention Center prisoners can be viewed on the Frederick County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Frederick County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Frederick County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Frederick County Detention Center can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person 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 must call the Frederick County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Frederick County

Have you ever used a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, 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 discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Frederick County Detention Center change often, so it would be wise to review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Frederick County Detention Center
7300 Marcie’S Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Frederick County Detention Center
7300 Marcie’S Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704


The mail policy is always changing, so check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is 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 family member locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on this, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Frederick County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Maryland State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Frederick County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are kept at Frederick County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Frederick County magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should 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’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Frederick County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Frederick County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Frederick County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Frederick County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

    Click here to post a comment

    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Frederick County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top 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 Frederick County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Frederick 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 Frederick 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 people in jail is always changing, so you should check the official website before 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 Frederick County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Frederick County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Frederick County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Frederick County Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

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

    Tell your story about when you did time at Frederick County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shout out to someone at Frederick County Detention Center


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  1. J. Williams says:

    Just wanted to note since this website has several facts wrong regarding the intake process.
    I have several diseases and disorders, most importantly epilepsy, which require I take medication 3x daily. I had my medication on my person the day I was arrested. I asked repeatedly if the guard would provide them for me and explained that I was very likely to have a seizure if I did not receive my medication.
    I quote his response word for word, “That’s just too bad, please be quiet.”

    Do not believe that you will receive your medications during intake, though you may receive a low-dose alternative if you’re moved to the actual jail. I have not heard back from the detention center regarding this so I have contacted my attorney to find out if I have a civil or possibly criminal case against that officer or faculty for withholding vital medication.

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