Frederick County Work Release Center

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Frederick County Work Release Center Information

The Frederick County Work Release Center is a 256 bed jail in the city of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Maryland State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 301-600-2550, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Frederick County Work Release Center at 301-600-2550 to get it.

Phone: 301-600-2550

Physical Address:
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
Facility #5294
PO Box 18247
Greensboro, NC 27419

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Frederick County Work Release Center?

To search for an inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center, 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 301-600-2550 for the information you are looking for. You can also review Criminal Court Cases online for further information about an offender's case.

Frederick County Work Release Center Inmate Search

The Frederick County Work Release Center maintains an average of 256 offenders in custody on any given day. The Frederick County Work Release Center 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 Frederick County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 19,740 offenders.

The following charts of Frederick County 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 Frederick County 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 Frederick County.

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 Frederick County 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.

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About the Frederick County Work Release Center

The Frederick County Work Release Center is a part of the Community Services Division of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.  It is located at 7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704. There are a total of 112 men and 16 women at any one time.

The Work Release Program allows inmates to transition to working during the day at a regular job while still operating under the watchful eye of the jail staff. Other programs in this division are:  The Alternative Sentencing Program, the Home Detention Program, and the Pretrial Services Unit.

The work release program allows inmates to maintain their jobs while incarcerated, to pay their own expenses for participation in the program and to continue to support their families. It has been in existence since 2005 and has proven to be very successful.

Below this section you will find answers to all your questions and how to stay in communication to your loved one in the Frederick County Work Release Center.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Frederick County Work Release Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Frederick County Work Release Center, call the jail’s booking line at 301-600-2550.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Frederick County Work Release Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Frederick County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Frederick County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Frederick County Work Release Center?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Frederick County and other Maryland and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Frederick County Work Release Center will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Frederick County Work Release Center Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Frederick County Work Release Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Frederick County Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in Frederick County.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Frederick County, or in some cases the state of Maryland, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in Frederick County, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 301-600-2550 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Frederick County inmate locator.

Frederick County Bail Bond Information

Because Frederick County and Maryland can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Frederick County Work Release Center at 301-600-2550, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Frederick County Work Release Center or the Frederick County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center? What is the Schedule?

Frederick County Work Release Center on-site Inmate Video Visitation Schedule

7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704
301-600-2550

  • First, you must register for visits with Homewav.
  • Each inmate is allowed one - 30 minute visit once a week with a maximum of four visitors.
  • All visits are recorded for security purposes.
  • All visitors will have a picture taken prior to their visit. Any visitor refusing to have their picture taken will not receive a visit.
  • All visitors must provide a government photo ID for registration and wear a mask for the entire time that they are in the building.
  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start and ends 30 minutes prior to the end times listed below.
  • On-site video visitation is free.
  • Persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult with a valid HomeWAV account.
  • During the visit, the visitor and the inmate must be logged in under their individual credentials. No sharing visits by visitors or inmates is permitted.
  • One visit per inmate per week is allowed for on-site visitation. The maximum time for this visit is 30 minutes.  
  • Onsite visitations are scheduled 24 hours in advance pending visitor approval.   
  • Visits cannot be scheduled for a time more than seven (7) days in advance.

ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

Saturdays
9:00AM - 11:00AM
8:00PM - 10:00PM

 


REMOTE VIDEO VISITATION

  • Cost = $0.30 per minute
  • Unlimited remote visits with Homewav.
  • Remote Video Visits will be a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • Attorneys can also sign up for a video visit and this will not be recorded.
DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
MONDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM


Professional Visits

  • Professional visits can occur at any time on any day. Professional visits can be denied during an emergency security situation.
  • Conversations between a legal representative and an inmate is not audio recorded by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office – Corrections Bureau. Video only recording of the visit does take place.

What and who are professional visitors?

​​Attorney

  • Must be active and not suspended in Maryland for any reason 
  • Valid photo ID required

Public Defender or Public Defender Investigator

  • Must be active and not suspended in Maryland for any reason 
  • Valid photo ID required

State’s Attorney Investigators 

  • Valid photo ID and a Work/Agency ID required

Clergy

  • Valid photo ID required
  • Must be on the approved clergy visitation list

Law Enforcement Officers

  • Valid agency ID required
  • Retired credentials are not valid for a professional visit

Parole and Probation Agent

  • Valid agency ID required
  • Retired credentials are not valid for a professional visit

Embassy/Consular visits

  • Valid photo ID and Consular ID required

Court Designated Visitors (i.e. Mental Health, Physician, Juvenile Services, etc.)

  • A copy of the Court Order should also be present
  • Valid photo ID and a Work/Agency ID required
     

Professional Visitors who are known to be related to an inmate through marriage or as an immediate family member (brother, sister, cousin, etc.) will not be approved for a professional visit.
Contact the visitation officer (301-600-3031) for more information.

The Frederick County Work Release Center uses Homewav for all Video Visitation services.

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule,
Visitation Rules,
Application & Registration
Inmate Video Visits, and
Jail Visitation Process for the Frederick County Work Release Center

Frederick County Work Release Center uses HomeWAV for Inmate Video Visitation. 

Off-site remote visits are simple and convenient for both inmates and you. 
Outgoing calls can be initiated from the detention facility without the need for advanced scheduling.
HomeWAV is compatible with both Apple iOS and Android.
HomeWAV is compatible with most major browsers on either PC or Mac computers, but works best with Google Chrome.

 

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of having trouble-free visits.

How Much does Homewav Cost?

Frederick County Work Release Center charges $0.50 cents per minute for video visitation and $1.00 for each video message.  

There is NO minimum talk time. Each ‘call’ can be as short as one minute.

In addition, there is a $1.00 fee for any purchase. All “Talk to me Funds” can only be used between the inmate and the visitor who owns the account.

How does HomeWAV video visitation work?

1.  Sign Up Here.
2. Complete both steps of the registration process
3. Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
4. Then you just wait for the inmate to call

How Do I add Funds to my account?

1. Once you are logged in, click “Add Talk to Me Funds
2. Type in the amount of dollars you want to add to your account.
3. Click “Update” 
4. Choose a way to pay (Credit, debit, or prepaid card.)

Can I use HomeWAV on my smartphone or tablet?

Yes, however your HomeWAV account must be first set up online from a computer. 

Once you have added funds to your account, you will need to install the Homewav app onto your phone or tablet.

To receive calls you must log in through the app and wait for the inmate to initiate the call. 

You cannot add funds or make any changes to your account information through the app. These options are only available through the website. 

The app should be solely used for video visitation.

What are the minimum PC requirements?

1. A computer with Windows Operating System. (Note: HomeWAV works best with Chrome.)
2. Speakers or Headphones
3. Camera and microphone

Can I use HomeWAV from the jail lobby if I don’t have a computer?

Yes, Frederick County Work Release Center has a HomeWAV kiosk in their lobby for you to use if you don’t have a computer or smartphone, however due to COVID issues you may be temporarily prohibited entrance into their lobby. 

How does the Inmate Know I am Logged in and Ready to Visit?

1.    Make sure there are funds in your account and that you are marked as “appear online”.
2.    The moment you log in, the HomeWAV screen at the facility will light up green and display the inmates name. This informs the inmate that they have a visitor that is now logged on. 
3.    Once the inmate sees the notification, he or she will initiate the call.
4.    When the inmate initiates the call, a ringing sound will take place and a pop-up box will appear, asking you if you want to accept the call.

Can I transfer funds from one inmate to another?

If you have multiple inmates and would like to transfer your funds to a different inmate, please call HomeWAV at 314-764-2872 or email [email protected] and include the following information:
1.    Homewav account holder’s name.
2.    The number of minutes to be transferred.
3.    Facility Name.
4.    From which inmate to who do you want to transfer funds.

How do I get a refund on leftover funds?

Email HomeWAV at [email protected] with your refund request. 
REFUNDS are subject to a $7.50 processing fee.  *Note* refund requests must be sent from the email address of the registered visitor.

How can I contact HomeWAV if I’m having any problems?

HomeWAV Visitor Support is available 7 days a week during the following hours:

Monday – Friday 
9:00AM to 6:00PM EST

Saturday – Sunday 
8:00AM to 6:00PM EST

HomeWAV Customer Service: Call 314-764-2872, or toll free 844-394-6639.

HomeWAV Video Tutorials

HomeWAV Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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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 Frederick County Work Release Center?

Frederick County Work Release Center on-site Inmate Video Visitation Schedule

7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704
301-600-2550

  • First, you must register for visits with Homewav.
  • Each inmate is allowed one - 30 minute visit once a week with a maximum of four visitors.
  • All visits are recorded for security purposes.
  • All visitors will have a picture taken prior to their visit. Any visitor refusing to have their picture taken will not receive a visit.
  • All visitors must provide a government photo ID for registration and wear a mask for the entire time that they are in the building.
  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start and ends 30 minutes prior to the end times listed below.
  • On-site video visitation is free.
  • Persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult with a valid HomeWAV account.
  • During the visit, the visitor and the inmate must be logged in under their individual credentials. No sharing visits by visitors or inmates is permitted.
  • One visit per inmate per week is allowed for on-site visitation. The maximum time for this visit is 30 minutes.  
  • Onsite visitations are scheduled 24 hours in advance pending visitor approval.   
  • Visits cannot be scheduled for a time more than seven (7) days in advance.

ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

Saturdays
9:00AM - 11:00AM
8:00PM - 10:00PM

 


REMOTE VIDEO VISITATION

  • Cost = $0.30 per minute
  • Unlimited remote visits with Homewav.
  • Remote Video Visits will be a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • Attorneys can also sign up for a video visit and this will not be recorded.
DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
MONDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM


Professional Visits

  • Professional visits can occur at any time on any day. Professional visits can be denied during an emergency security situation.
  • Conversations between a legal representative and an inmate is not audio recorded by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office – Corrections Bureau. Video only recording of the visit does take place.

What and who are professional visitors?

​​Attorney

  • Must be active and not suspended in Maryland for any reason 
  • Valid photo ID required

Public Defender or Public Defender Investigator

  • Must be active and not suspended in Maryland for any reason 
  • Valid photo ID required

State’s Attorney Investigators 

  • Valid photo ID and a Work/Agency ID required

Clergy

  • Valid photo ID required
  • Must be on the approved clergy visitation list

Law Enforcement Officers

  • Valid agency ID required
  • Retired credentials are not valid for a professional visit

Parole and Probation Agent

  • Valid agency ID required
  • Retired credentials are not valid for a professional visit

Embassy/Consular visits

  • Valid photo ID and Consular ID required

Court Designated Visitors (i.e. Mental Health, Physician, Juvenile Services, etc.)

  • A copy of the Court Order should also be present
  • Valid photo ID and a Work/Agency ID required
     

Professional Visitors who are known to be related to an inmate through marriage or as an immediate family member (brother, sister, cousin, etc.) will not be approved for a professional visit.
Contact the visitation officer (301-600-3031) for more information.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center?

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Frederick County Work Release Center, 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 Frederick County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Frederick County Work Release Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Maryland, then select Frederick County Work Release Center, 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 Frederick County Work Release Center.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center?

How Do Inmates in Frederick County Work Release Center Make Phone Calls?

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center, and what can I send them?

Frederick County Work Release Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Frederick County Work Release Center 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 Frederick County Work Release Center 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 AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
Facility #5294
PO Box 18247
Greensboro, NC 27419



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper 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 Frederick County Work Release Center 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 below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Frederick County Work Release Center standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
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 AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

Frederick County Work Release Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Frederick County Work Release Center 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.

Envelopes
The Frederick County Work Release Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
Facility #5294
PO Box 18247
Greensboro, NC 27419



Legal Mail

Send all legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper 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 Frederick County Work Release Center 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 below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Frederick County Work Release Center standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
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 AR#
Frederick County Work Release Center
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center, and what can I purchase?

Frederick County Work Release Center 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 Frederick County Work Release Center.
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 Frederick County Work Release Center staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Frederick County Work Release Center'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 Frederick County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Frederick County Work Release Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Maryland, then select Frederick County Work Release Center, 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 Frederick County Work Release Center.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Frederick County Work Release Center using an Online Messaging Service?

inteleMESSAGE by Pay Tel is a service in which Frederick County inmates can use tablets to send messages to any friend or family member that has set up an on-line prepaid or direct bill account with Pay Tel. 

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  1. The Frederick County Work Release Center inmate must contact you first in order to activate messaging for your account.
  2. 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. 
  3. When you log in and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link, you will be asked if you want to accept messages from your Frederick County inmate. If you accept, you will then be able to read any inmate message that has been sent to you.
  4. An on-line prepaid or direct bill account is required to use messaging. 
  5. You must visit the Pay Tel website, login to your account, and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link in order to send or check for messages. You will not be notified of messages by any other method.
  6. All messages are subject to monitoring and review and should never be used for privileged attorney-inmate communications.
  7. If a message is rejected for any reason, the sender’s account will be automatically credited for the cost of the message.
  8. Free messages which are rejected will not be refunded or restored.

Cost to send messages

  1. The sender of the message is charged $.50 per message. Rates are subject to change.
  2. For friends and family outside of a facility, this amount is deducted from the prepaid account balance or charged to your direct bill account.
  3. For inmates, the amount is charged to the inmate and deducted from the inmate’s debit account.
  4. There is no charge to read a message that was sent to you.

Paytel App Download

Check to see if Tablets are Available in Frederick County Work Release Center for rent to your inmate. Tablets can be used for phone calls, messaging, education, and entertainment.

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Frederick County Work Release Center follow these steps:

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  • The Frederick County Work Release 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 Frederick 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 Frederick County Work Release Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Frederick County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Frederick County Work Release Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Paytel Tablets can be rented by inmates housed in the Frederick County Work Release 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)
  • Frederick County Work Release 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 Frederick County Work Release Center directly at 301-600-2550 to rent a tablet for your inmate.


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

Tablets Rentals Offer Great Solutions for Inmates at the Frederick County Work Release Center

How can you rent a tablet for an inmate in Frederick 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 Frederick County Work Release Center directly at 301-600-2550 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 Frederick County Work Release Center.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Frederick County Work Release Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 301-600-2550 for further assistance.

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