Western Correctional Institution – Maryland

Do you know someone locked up at Western Correctional Institution? Western Correctional Institution is a prison in the Maryland state prison system. This site gives you about anything a person needs to know about Western Correctional Institution: How to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. The address and phone number. Sending money and mail. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Western Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1996
State: Maryland
County: Allegany County,
DOC: Maryland Department of Safety & Correctional Services
Security Level: Maximum
Warden Name: J. Philip Morgan

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Western Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone there, and use the street address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you send a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you properly write the address, and follow the right procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct steps, the package or letter might not get delivered.

Western Correctional Institution
13800 McMullen Highway SW
Cumberland MD, 21502

Street Address / Prison location


Western Correctional Institution
13800 McMullen Highway, S.W.
Cumberland MD, 21502

Phone Number and Fax Number


Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate.

Western Correctional Institution
13800 McMullen Highway, S.W.
Cumberland MD, 21502


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Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are cases when it may be helpful to know the phone number to the facility.

Prisoners are able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to inmates, but there are some times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Western Correctional Institution.

Email Address

This is the main email address for Western Correctional Institution. You cannot reach individuals at this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Western Correctional Institution you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you should address a letter or package to an inmate at Western Correctional Institution:

Western Correctional Institution
13800 McMullen Highway SW
Cumberland MD, 21502

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds into these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and must send those funds to this address and do so in accordance with the steps listed below:

The money have to be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that do not have valid prisoner information if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an Maryland prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Maryland state prisons: Maryland State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Western Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

General Population
Friday through Monday
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (register by 11:00 a.m.)
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (register by 2:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (register by 2:00 p.m.)
Duration: 1 hour
Protective Custody
Friday through Monday and Holidays
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (register by 8:30 p.m.)
Restricted Visits (Segregation and Non-Contact)
Fridays and Monday
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (register by 11:00 a.m.)
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (register by 2:00 p.m.)

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has their own rules for inmate visitation and these rules change often. The procedures below might be different since this was written, so make sure to also read Western Correctional Institution’s site to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, go to the actual Western Correctional Institution site as this information is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Western Correctional Institution prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Western Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about Maryland parole procedures coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about getting released from Western Correctional Institution coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about life at Western Correctional Institution to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Western Correctional Institution news section coming soon.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Western Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Western Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Western Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Information about family resources available at Western Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Western Correctional Institution coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Western Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Maryland State Prisons: Maryland State Prisons

Western Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Maryland Department of Safety & Correctional Services Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Western Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Western Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Western Correctional Institution?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

Things you can include in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Western Correctional Institution, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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