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Garrett County Detention Center

Garrett County Detention Center
311 E. Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550

(301) 334-5055

The Garrett County Detention Center is the main jail in Garrett County Maryland. While the police in the cities and towns in Garrett County can arrest and detain offenders, the Garrett County Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Maryland to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Garrett County Detention Center, located at:
311 E. Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (301) 334-5055.

The main reason that people call (301) 334-5055 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Garrett County Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Garrett County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Garrett County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Garrett County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Garrett County Detention Center has approximately 1280 bookings, with a daily average of 64 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 16.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Garrett County Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Garrett County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Maryland Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Garrett County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Maryland Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Garrett County Detention Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Garrett County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Garrett County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Garrett County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

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

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

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  • The Garrett 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 Garrett 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 how to Text/Email an Inmate in Garrett County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Garrett County.


 

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

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

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


 

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

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Maryland, then select Garrett County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

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


 

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

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

  • Select Maryland, then select Garrett County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Garrett County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Garrett County at any one time.

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


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Garrett County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Garrett County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Maryland, then select Garrett County Detention 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 Garrett County Detention Center.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Garrett County Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Garrett County Detention Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Garrett County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Garrett County Detention Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Garrett County Detention Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Garrett County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Maryland Garrett 64


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

311 E. Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

(301) 334-1931

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
311 E. Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland?
There are 64 inmates in the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Garrett County Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland every year?
In 2021, a total of 1280 offenders were booked into the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland?
The Garrett County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 16. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Maryland law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Garrett County Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at (301) 334-5055 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Maryland prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland?
The Garrett County Detention Center address and phone number is: 311 E. Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550. Their phone number is (301) 334-5055. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Garrett County Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Garrett County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Garrett County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Garrett County Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Garrett County Detention Center?
Call (301) 334-5055 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Garrett County Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Garrett County Detention Center.

This facility, known as "Garrett County Detention Center" is also known as Garrett County Jail & Detention Center , Garrett County Jail & Detention Center , Maryland, Garrett.