Chesapeake Detention Facility

Chesapeake Detention Facility Information

The Chesapeake Detention Facility is a 2622 bed jail in the city of Baltimore, Baltimore city, Maryland.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 410-539-5445

Physical Address:
401 East Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate’s State Identification (SID) number
CDF
410 EAST MADISON STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate’s State Identification (SID) number
CDF
410 EAST MADISON STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Chesapeake Detention Facility?

To search for an inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 410-539-5445 for the information you are looking for. You can also review Criminal Court Cases online for further information about an offender's case.

Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmate Search

The Chesapeake Detention Facility maintains an average of 2622 offenders in custody on any given day. The Chesapeake Detention Facility has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Baltimore city law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 233,120 offenders.

The following charts of Baltimore city inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Baltimore city Corrections Department, the state of Maryland Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Baltimore city.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Baltimore city and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years, and a database of most wanted criminals for Baltimore city, neighboring counties and the state of Maryland.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in Baltimore city and Maryland state prisons, click the button below.
Baltimore city INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Baltimore city Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 10/2/2023

Race Inmates % Total
White 0 0.00%
Black 9,362 104.36%
Hispanic or Latino 198 2.21%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0 0.00%
Asian 0 0.00%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 0 0.00%
Other 0 0.00%
Total 9,560 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Baltimore city Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Baltimore city Inmate Criminal Charges - 10/2/2023

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 3,313 36.93%
Felony (2rd Degree) 4,449 49.59%
Felony (1st Degree) 2,337 26.05%
State Jail Felony 2,453 27.34%
Felony (Uncategorized) 2,847 31.74%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 3,868 43.12%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 20 0.22%
Holds 1,033 11.51%
Uncategorized 825 9.20%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Baltimore city Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Baltimore city Inmate Sex - 10/2/2023

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 7,897 88.03%
Female 1,074 11.97%
Total 8,971 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Baltimore city Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Baltimore city Inmate Age - 10/2/2023

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 35 0.39%
18-20 380 4.24%
21-24 1,099 12.25%
25-30 1,392 15.52%
31-35 1,467 16.35%
36-40 1,808 20.15%
41-45 1,129 12.58%
46-50 709 7.90%
51-55 343 3.82%
56-60 413 4.60%
61-65 127 1.42%
66-75 69 0.77%
76-85 0 0.00%
Total 8,971 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Baltimore city Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the Chesapeake Detention Facility
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Directions / Map to the Chesapeake Detention Facility
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility? What is the Schedule?

Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmate Visitation Schedule & Guidelines

401 East Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-539-5445
COVID Family Hotline questions: 410-724-5722

  • Inmates can't have visits for their first 30 days incarcerated.
  • Confirm the facility your inmate is housed in.
  • Schedule an in-person visitation appointment by email. Instructions and Contact information.
  • Inmates are allowed only one visit per day.
  • Max of two visitors per inmate
  • During the visit, the use of bathrooms are not allowed by the inmate or their vistors. A bathroom visit = the end of the visit.
  • Expect to wear a mask, so bring one. Don't even think of bringing in your phone.
  • Expect to be searched by a metal detector and/or a drug sniffing dog.
  • Anyone under 18 must be a relative of the inmate or the visitor. Anyone 16 or older must have a state issued photo ID.
  • Attorneys can visit inmate 24/7.
  • Dress codes can be found on the bottom of our Inmate Visitation page. Review the complete list of rules and guidelines.

Chesapeake Detention Facility Visiting days and hours shall be conducted Thursday - Monday

1st session:
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. visits begin at 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (All visiting booths must be clear of visits by 2:00 p.m. regardless of the duration of visit)

Note - Saturday and Sunday 1st Session are as follows: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. visits begin at 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
(All visiting booths must be clear of visits by 2:00 p.m. regardless of the duration of visit)

2nd session: Thursday - Monday
Registration along with visits begins at 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
(All visiting booths must be cleared of all visitors by 8:30 p.m. regardless of the duration of the visit).



Chesapeake Detention Facility Remote (from your home) Video Inmate Visits

  • Inmates and their friends and family members can communicate by video remotely by using a service called Microsoft Teams. Maryland Corrections has a full page describing how it works.
  • Download the app for iphones. Follow the instructions.
  • Download the app for Android. Follow the instructions.
  • To Access Microsoft Teams from your computer:
    - No application download is required.  
    - Open the invitation email as you would normally open any other email from your computer's browser.
    - Click the link that states "Click here to join the meeting" from your email at the time of your meeting.
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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility?

Chesapeake Detention Facility Remote (from your home) Video Inmate Visits

  • Inmates and their friends and family members can communicate by video remotely by using a service called Microsoft Teams. Maryland Corrections has a full page describing how it works.
  • Download the app for iphones. Follow the instructions.
  • Download the app for Android. Follow the instructions.
  • After registering, invitations and a link for your Virtual Visit will be sent to the email address on file.
    Open the email invitation;
    You can join the virtual visitation by:
    Click the link that states "Click here to join the meeting" from your email at the time of your meeting; or download the attached .ics file. This will place the meeting information into your calendar application. When it is time for the virtual visitation, you can access the meeting link via Event Details in your calendar application;
  • To Access Microsoft Teams from your computer:
    - No application download is required.  
    - Open the invitation email as you would normally open any other email from your computer's browser.
    - Click the link that states "Click here to join the meeting" from your email at the time of your meeting.
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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility?

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Chesapeake Detention Facility, using Access Corrections Secure Deposits

1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.
2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.
3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.

Money orders may be mailed to inmates at:
Access Corrections
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Money orders must be made out to "Access Secure Deposits".
Include the state, city, inmate name and ID number on all money orders.

5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.

Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions
Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works
Secure Deposits - Help Pages

Customer Service Contacts:
Phone: 866-345-1884
Email[email protected]
Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Baltimore city

To send commissary money to an inmate in Chesapeake Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Maryland, then select Chesapeake Detention Facility, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Chesapeake Detention Facility.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility?

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Chesapeake Detention Facility, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility, and what can I send them?

Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Chesapeake Detention Facility allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Chesapeake Detention Facility also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate’s State Identification (SID) number
CDF
410 EAST MADISON STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate’s State Identification (SID) number
CDF
410 EAST MADISON STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Chesapeake Detention Facility allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Chesapeake Detention Facility standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate’s State Identification (SID) number
CDF
410 EAST MADISON STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202

Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Chesapeake Detention Facility there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail, newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to the Chesapeake Detention Facility:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate’s State Identification (SID) number
CDF
410 EAST MADISON STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility, and what can I purchase?

Chesapeake Detention Facility contracts with Access Securepak (aka MyCarePak) for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select Maryland.
3. Select Chesapeake Detention Facility.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected].
* You can write them at:
    Access Securepak
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Chesapeake Detention Facility staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Chesapeake Detention Facility's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.


*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Baltimore city

To send commissary money to an inmate in Chesapeake Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Maryland, then select Chesapeake Detention Facility, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Chesapeake Detention Facility.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Chesapeake Detention Facility using an Online Messaging Service?

Emailing and Texting Messages & Photos

Chesapeake Detention Facility contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.


If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Chesapeake Detention Facility,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

How to Communicate with an Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Baltimore city follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Chesapeake Detention Facility must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Chesapeake Detention Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Chesapeake Detention Facility,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Baltimore city inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Baltimore city can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Chesapeake Detention Facility have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Chesapeake Detention Facility allows inmates access to tablets to use for the services provided by 'gettingout'.


The devices are similar to common handheld tablets, but are made exclusively by GettingOut, a GTL company.
Tablets offer specialized content and services for inmates to use during their stay at Chesapeake Detention Facility, such as:

  • Music
  • Books
  • Games
  • Education
  • News
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Read mail and messages
  • Video visits

-  Free services are already available for use on the device at Chesapeake Detention Facility.
-  Subscription services are funded separately by family and friends with deposits made into an inmate’s Debit Link account.
-  Chesapeake Detention Facility Inmates will then be able to purchase subscription services and premium content to enjoy.

What Does a Tablet Cost?

  • Tablet devices include some services and the content is free.
  • The subscription services require additional funding.
  • There may be multiple options such as 7-day or 30-day subscriptions.
  • Costs are dependent upon the available services and what the Chesapeake Detention Facility charges.

To estimate costs for phone calls, sign in to your account and click “Rate & Fees Calculator” in the footer (bottom of the page) or call 866-516-0115 for assistance.

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Chesapeake Detention Facility

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Chesapeake Detention Facility inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

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Most Wanted Fugitives

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