Howard County Detention Center

Howard County Detention Center Inmate Services Information

Phone: 410-313-5200

Physical Address:
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name
Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name
Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794

How Do You Find Someone in the Howard County Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Howard County Detention 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 410-313-5200 for the information you are looking for.

Howard County Detention Center Inmate Search

Howard County maintains an average of 475 inmates in custody on any given day (in all jails combined). The jail has a weekly turnover of 55% of their population. Every year Howard County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 9,500 offenders.

The following charts of Howard County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for 6/10/2023. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from Howard County, the state of Maryland, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records.

For complete information on how to bond, visit, mail, send and receive email, receive phone calls, send money or commissary to an inmate, find information in this and other counties, and view the Most Wanted Fugitives, scroll down this page.

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

Howard County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 6/10/2023

Race Inmates % Total
White 184 48.94%
Black 89 23.67%
Hispanic or Latino 25 6.65%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 4 1.06%
Asian 65 17.29%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 4 1.06%
Other 5 1.33%
Total 376 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Howard County Inmate Criminal Charges - 6/10/2023

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 91 24.20%
Felony (2rd Degree) 101 26.86%
Felony (1st Degree) 11 2.93%
State Jail Felony 36 9.57%
Felony (Uncategorized) 88 23.40%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 49 13.03%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Howard County Inmate Sex - 6/10/2023

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 333 88.56%
Female 43 11.44%
Total 376 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Howard County Inmate Age - 6/10/2023

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 4 1.06%
18-20 24 6.38%
21-24 34 9.04%
25-30 57 15.16%
31-35 56 14.89%
36-40 75 19.95%
41-45 48 12.77%
46-50 31 8.24%
51-55 17 4.52%
56-60 16 4.26%
61-65 7 1.86%
66-75 5 1.33%
76-85 2 0.53%
Total 376 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County 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 Howard County Detention Center

The Howard County Detention Center in Maryland has a rated capacity of 475 inmates. It was opened in 1983 with a rated capacity of 108 inmates, but has since expanded to a 361-bed capacity. The facility has a daily average of 60 inmates. The Howard County Detention Center in Maryland is located at 9250 Bendix Road, Jessup, MD 20794. The contact number for the detention center is 410-313-5200. The Howard County Detention Center in Maryland has specific visitation hours. Female inmates assigned to general population visits can be visited from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, which is a temporary change as of March 2nd, 2018. Inmates housed on segregation are responsible for notifying their approved visitors of their status, and visitation hours are from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only. All visits are non-contact and conducted through The Visitor™ video visitation system, which allows friends, family members, and professionals to schedule and conduct video visits.

The Howard County Detention Center in Maryland is a secure facility for incarcerating adults legally confined in Howard County, including pre-trial, pre-sentenced, and sentenced individuals. In 2020, the detention center was found to have violated ICE regulations by excessively strip-searching ICE detainees and failing to provide them with two hot meals per day. There have also been criticisms of the center's treatment of inmates, with former inmates sharing their stories of mistreatment. If a family member is arrested and taken to the Howard County Detention Center, it is recommended to assure them that it is okay to discuss their physical and mental condition, diagnosis, medications, etc., with the staff conducting the screening.

You can search for inmates at the detention center using various online inmate search tools. The Howard County Detention Center in Maryland is a secure facility for incarcerating adults legally confined in Howard County, including pre-trial, pre-sentenced, and sentenced inmates. The first jail in Howard County opened in 1878 on Emory Street in Ellicott City and was built to accommodate twelve inmates. The center has provided chaplains and comprehensive religious services since 1979. 

All the information you need to know, and the questions you have regarding Howard County Detention Center inmate services can be found below.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Howard County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

Howard County Detention Center Visitation Schedule

7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794
410-313-5200

  • A maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children (under 18 years of age) shall be permitted at a time.  All minor children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

General Population  

9:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.(except Tuesday and Thursday)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - (Not minimum security)

 Segregation

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday only

Special Management Unit

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday only

Medical Restricted Visits

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only

ICE Detainees 

Hendricks Hall and H-1

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only

Inmates housed on segregation are responsible for notifying their approved visitors of their status and visiting hours. No exceptions will be made to visiting schedules.

Visits are 30 minutes long. Inmates may have two visits per week. 


Inmates in E Unit, F1, F2, East Wing, H1, will no longer receive Face-to-face (in-person) visitation, unless approved by Director/Designee.
All visitations for these units will be done through Video Visitation.
Visitors must register and schedule visitations at IC Solutions.

Inmates in W1, W4, W6, and WF4, will no longer receive Face-to-face (in-person) visitation, unless approved by Director/Designee.
All visitations for these units will be done through Video Visitation.
Visitors must register and schedule visitations at IC Solutions.

Inmates can have two on-site video visits per week.

Inmates in East Wing, H1, W4, and W6 may also receive one off-site video visit per day.

Remote video visits are at a cost of $7.50 per visit.

Technical problems call (888) 506-8407.


 

Howard County Detention Center uses IC Solutions for their Remote Video Visitation services.



In order to visit with your inmate online, you must first register with IC Solutions.
There are three ways to visit remotely with your inmate:
1.    Using your personal computer.
2.    Using the IC Solutions iphone or Android app.
3.    Using the IC Solutions visitation kiosk in the jail lobby.

How it Works
Register or Log in here. 

  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter the facility name.
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Schedule a Visit.

Registering and Scheduling Video Visits Instructions

'Understanding IC Solutions Video Visits' Instructions

Remote Visitation using the IC Solutions app
Download your phone app:
iphone
Android
Instruction for using the IC Solutions app 

Cost of a Remote Video Visit

  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

Video Visitation Rules
Understanding the rules completely are the responsibility of both you and your inmate. Not knowing the rules will NOT be accepted as an excuse if you make a mistake and violate them. Disobeying them could result in being banned from have future visits.
•    Any inmate or visitor whose behavior is disruptive during a visit may have his/her visiting privileges suspended/terminated.
•    All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
•    All visits must be scheduled 6 hours prior to the appointment or up to 13 days in advance.
•    You must check-in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
•    Valid picture identification (e.g., driver's license, State I.D., or Military I.D. with picture) is required of all visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 17.  
•    Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied and supervised by an authorized adult visitor.
•    Visitors who 'arrive' after the scheduled start time may not be allowed to visit.
•    Clothing must cover all private/sensitive body areas.
•    The visitation schedule may be canceled or altered on holidays or for safety/security reasons.
•    Howard County Detention Center can disconnect, deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time.
•    Internet connectivity issues during offsite visits will NOT be refunded.
•    Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time.
•    After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated automatically.

Howard County Detention Center uses IC Solutions for their Video Visitation services.



In order to visit with your inmate online, you must first register with IC Solutions.
There are three ways to visit remotely with your inmate:
1.    Using your personal computer.
2.    Using the IC Solutions iphone or Android app.
3.    Using the IC Solutions visitation kiosk in the jail lobby.

How it Works
Register or Log in here. 

  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter the facility name.
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Schedule a Visit.

Registering and Scheduling Video Visits Instructions

'Understanding IC Solutions Video Visits' Instructions

Remote Visitation using the IC Solutions app
Download your phone app:
iphone
Android
Instruction for using the IC Solutions app 

Cost of a Remote Video Visit

  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

Video Visitation Rules
Understanding the rules completely are the responsibility of both you and your inmate. Not knowing the rules will NOT be accepted as an excuse if you make a mistake and violate them. Disobeying them could result in being banned from have future visits.
•    Any inmate or visitor whose behavior is disruptive during a visit may have his/her visiting privileges suspended/terminated.
•    All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
•    All visits must be scheduled 6 hours prior to the appointment or up to 13 days in advance.
•    You must check-in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
•    Valid picture identification (e.g., driver's license, State I.D., or Military I.D. with picture) is required of all visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 17.  
•    Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied and supervised by an authorized adult visitor.
•    Visitors who 'arrive' after the scheduled start time may not be allowed to visit.
•    Clothing must cover all private/sensitive body areas.
•    The visitation schedule may be canceled or altered on holidays or for safety/security reasons.
•    Howard County Detention Center can disconnect, deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time.
•    Internet connectivity issues during offsite visits will NOT be refunded.
•    Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time.
•    After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated automatically.

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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 Howard County Detention Center?

Howard County Detention Center Visitation Schedule

7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794
410-313-5200

  • A maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children (under 18 years of age) shall be permitted at a time.  All minor children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

General Population  

9:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.(except Tuesday and Thursday)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - (Not minimum security)

 Segregation

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday only

Special Management Unit

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday only

Medical Restricted Visits

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only

ICE Detainees 

Hendricks Hall and H-1

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only

Inmates housed on segregation are responsible for notifying their approved visitors of their status and visiting hours. No exceptions will be made to visiting schedules.

Visits are 30 minutes long. Inmates may have two visits per week. 


Inmates in E Unit, F1, F2, East Wing, H1, will no longer receive Face-to-face (in-person) visitation, unless approved by Director/Designee.
All visitations for these units will be done through Video Visitation.
Visitors must register and schedule visitations at IC Solutions.

Inmates in W1, W4, W6, and WF4, will no longer receive Face-to-face (in-person) visitation, unless approved by Director/Designee.
All visitations for these units will be done through Video Visitation.
Visitors must register and schedule visitations at IC Solutions.

Inmates can have two on-site video visits per week.

Inmates in East Wing, H1, W4, and W6 may also receive one off-site video visit per day.

Remote video visits are at a cost of $7.50 per visit.

Technical problems call (888) 506-8407.


 

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Howard County Detention Center?

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Howard County Detention 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 Howard County

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

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

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Howard County Detention Center?

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

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

  • Howard County Detention Center uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Howard County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Howard County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

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

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Howard County Detention Center, and what can I send them?

Howard County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Howard County Detention 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 Howard County Detention 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
Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794



Legal Mail

Send all legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name
Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794



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 Howard County Detention 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 above.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Howard County Detention Center 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
Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794

Howard County Detention Center Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center:
Inmate's Full Name
Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794


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 Howard County Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

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

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

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

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Howard County Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Emailing Messages & Photos

Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center,
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 Howard County Detention Center Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Howard County follow these steps:

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

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center,
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 Howard County 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 Howard County 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 Howard County Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center, 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 Howard County Detention Center.
-  Subscription services are funded separately by family and friends with deposits made into an inmate’s Debit Link account.
-  Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center 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 Howard County Detention Center

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 Howard County Detention Center 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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Are there photos of the Howard County Detention Center? What does it look like?
Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Howard County?

Howard Prince Georges Anne Arundel Montgomery Baltimore Co. Carroll Frederick
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Most Wanted Fugitives

Do you have a list of Arrest Warrants, and the Most Wanted Criminals in Howard County, the state of Maryland and the United States?

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Howard County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 6/10/2023

Race Inmates % Total
White 184 48.94%
Black 89 23.67%
Hispanic or Latino 25 6.65%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 4 1.06%
Asian 65 17.29%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 4 1.06%
Other 5 1.33%
Total 376 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Howard County Inmate Criminal Charges - 6/10/2023

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 91 24.20%
Felony (2rd Degree) 101 26.86%
Felony (1st Degree) 11 2.93%
State Jail Felony 36 9.57%
Felony (Uncategorized) 88 23.40%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 49 13.03%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Howard County Inmate Sex - 6/10/2023

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 333 88.56%
Female 43 11.44%
Total 376 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Howard County Inmate Age - 6/10/2023

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 4 1.06%
18-20 24 6.38%
21-24 34 9.04%
25-30 57 15.16%
31-35 56 14.89%
36-40 75 19.95%
41-45 48 12.77%
46-50 31 8.24%
51-55 17 4.52%
56-60 16 4.26%
61-65 7 1.86%
66-75 5 1.33%
76-85 2 0.53%
Total 376 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

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