Calvert County Detention Center Inmate Tablet Rental

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Calvert County Detention Center

Address:
325 Stafford Road
Barstow, MD 20610

Phone:

410-535-4300

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Calvert County Detention Center

Renting a Tablet for Calvert County Detention Center Inmates

Calvert County Detention Center provides tablets for inmates to use for phone and visitation communication, as well as for sending and receiving electronic messaging.

The tablets are provided by Paytel.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Calvert County Detention Center.  This allows all communication between inmates and their contacts to monitored during calls and visits, as well as delays while written communication is reviewed.

Please note that while the jail may provide the tablet for free, there will be a cost for ongoing use of it for entertainment and educational purposes.

Calvert County Detention Center Inmate Tablet Rentals

Paytel Tablets can be rented by inmates housed in the Calvert County Detention Center for a small monthly fee.  


Tablets can be used by inmates, for the following things:

  • Phone Calls
  • Messages (email / texts)
  • Educational applications
  • Entertainment (movies, games, television, music)
  • Calvert County Detention Center information (rules, guidelines, visitation schedules, etc.)
  • Legal research
  • Medical requests
  • Programs (anger management, drug recovery, job skills, parenting, etc.)

Contact Paytel online, or call the Calvert County Detention Center directly at 410-535-4300 to rent a tablet for your inmate.


If you want download the Paytel App, click the image below:

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Calvert County Detention Center

Does Calvert County Detention Center have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Calvert County Detention Center’s tablet program at the top of this page. If there is no information about it, it is because they either have recently changed companies or are not yet providing this service for inmates. Call 410-535-4300 to confirm.

What can the inmates use the tablets for?

Inmates in jails and prisons are using tablets for all the communication services available such as video visitation, video phone calls, regular phone calls, and electronic messaging – which is like texting and email.

Tablets are also used for entertainment, such as watching movies, television shows, listening to music and reading e-books. It is also used for education, self-help information, and legal research.

Are the jail’s tablets connected to the internet?

No, they are not connected to the internet. All the messages, visits and programming goes through a system controlled by the company that provides the tablets, and through the jail. They control what each inmate sees. All messages are carefully screened and not delivered if the sender or the inmate violates jail policy.

How much do the tablets cost to use?

For accessing visits and messages, the tablets are free to us. Each unit has many of them, all provided by the company that has contracted with the jail. Of course, the video visits and messages have a fee and those are paid for by the inmate’s family and friends who use the service.

If inmates are supposedly being punished, why do they get access to tablets?

That’s the question a lot of people ask and don’t fully understand.

The way the jail staff looks at it, is that if they can keep the inmates busy and distracted, it makes it safer for them. 

Tablets also give them a certain power over controller an inmate’s behavior. For example, if an inmate knows that they will lose the privilege of having access to a tablet if they get into a fight or violate another rule or policy, they will be better behaved. 

Tablets are one of the few things that make an inmate feel as though they are free, and they don’t want to lose the privilege of having access to one.

What companies have tablets for jail and inmate use?

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Sales
JailATM
J Pay
NCIC
Oasis
Paytel
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications

What if an inmate breaks a tablet, do they have to pay for it?

Yes, if an inmate breaks a tablet, then they are responsible for paying for it. The money will come out of their commissary funds, so not only do they lose access to having a tablet as punishment, but they also won’t be able to purchase snacks on commissary.
 

Visiting an Inmate at the Calvert County Detention Center

Calvert County Detention Center uses PayTel Connect for visiting an inmate with video.

It works like this:

  • To start a video visit, the inmate will need to send the initial invite for the visit.
  • Then you will receive a text to your phone notifying you of this request.
  • Then you should set up an account on the website www.paytelconnect.com.
  • The Calvert County Detention Center requires you upload a copy of your ID and a selfie.

For more information, including dress codes, rules and guidelines, visiting hours and more, check out our Visitation Page.


 

Tablets Rentals Offer Great Solutions for Inmates at the Calvert County Detention Center

How can you rent a tablet for an inmate in Calvert County? Read the following:


Tablets can be used by inmates, for the following things:

  • Phone Calls
  • Messages (email / texts)
  • Educational applications and Entertainment
  • Legal Research
  • and much more!

Contact Paytel online, or call the Calvert County Detention Center directly at 410-535-4300 to rent a tablet for your inmate.

To find out everything you need to know about renting a tablet, what it can be used for, how much it costs, and more, check out our Tablet Page for Calvert County Detention Center.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Calvert County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Calvert County Detention Center follow these steps:

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  • The Calvert County Detention Center inmate must contact you first in order to activate messaging for your account.
  • Once an inmate has messaged you, you are then able to visit the Pay Tel website, log in, read and respond to his or her messages. 
  • When you log in and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link, you will be asked if you want to accept messages from your Calvert County inmate. If you accept, you will then be able to read any inmate message that has been sent to you.

For all information on rates, and how to Text/Email an Inmate in Calvert County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Calvert County.


 

How Do Inmates in Calvert County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Calvert County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

For all the information regarding phone calls with Calvert County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, costs, limits, tablet rental and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Calvert County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Calvert County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Maryland, then choose Calvert County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Calvert County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Calvert County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Calvert County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Calvert County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Calvert County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Calvert County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Calvert County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Maryland, then choose Calvert County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Calvert County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Calvert County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Calvert County Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Calvert County.


 

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