Montgomery County Correctional Facility

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Montgomery County Correctional Facility Information

The Montgomery County Correctional Facility is a 1028 bed jail in the city of Boyds, Montgomery 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 240-773-9700, 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility at 240-773-9700 to get it.

Phone: 240-773-9700

Physical Address:
22880 Whelan Lane
Boyds, MD 20841

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & ID Number
Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF)
22880 Whelan Lane
Boyds, Maryland 20841

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & ID Number
Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF)
22880 Whelan Lane
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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How Do You Find Someone in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility?

To search for an inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 240-773-9700 for the information you are looking for. You can also review Criminal Court Cases online for further information about an offender's case.

Montgomery County Correctional Facility Inmate Search

The Montgomery County Correctional Facility maintains an average of 1028 offenders in custody on any given day. The Montgomery County Correctional Facility has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Montgomery County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 27,440 offenders.

The following charts of Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Located in Boyds, Maryland, the Montgomery County Correctional Facility is one of the main holding areas of the Montgomery County Jail system. There are two other locations that function as an intake and booking facility (Montgomery County Detention Center), and the other is a pre-release and re-entry facility (Montgomery County Pre-Release and Reentry Services).

The Montgomery County Correctional Facility operates around the clock and accepts admissions whenever necessary, and they provide for all of the basic needs and care for inmates during their detention, as well as providing access to educational programs, treatments, mental health care, medical care, and support programs to ease their re-entry to the community after their release.

The County Correctional Facility houses up to 1028 inmates at any time, and they will be either pre-trial and waiting for their court appearances or serving a sentence that is 18 months or less. They will arrive at this location only after having been assessed as they are processed through the MCDC, and upon arrival at the correctional facility an interview is conducted to determine eligibility for programs and classes that will be the best fit for them as they prepare for their life after incarceration.

A learning center is provided for GED, anger management, improving decision making, gaining life skills, creating a budget and parenting, conflict resolution, reentry tablets that contain a wealth of educational information and sources on how to reenter society, and many others.

Ongoing adult education has been shows to reduce recidivism, as is contact with family and friends, and a positive environment where staff and inmates are all working towards personal growth for all inmates.

Visits are provided regularly and can be scheduled by creating an account on ICSOlutions. Visiting hours are Sunday-Saturday (7 Days/Week) : 8am-11am, 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm and will be organized by housing assignment with each inmate getting one 30 minute visit on the day that is assigned to them.

Mail is sent to:

Inmate's Full Name & ID Number
Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF)
22880 Whelan Lane
Boyds, Maryland 20841

...and must be restricted to appropriate content, must be regular letter size or smaller, and is not permitted to have any additional items enclosed. 

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, call the jail’s booking line at 240-773-9700.

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.

Montgomery County Correctional Facility Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility?

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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Inmate Bail and Bonding

All bails, fines, and fees are accepted at the District Court Commissioner's Office and must be paid by cash, certified check or cashier's check.

District Court Commissioners Office Rockville
Address: 191 East Jefferson St Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: 301-563-8850
Office Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

District Court Commissioners Office | Located within Montgomery County Central Processing Unit
Address: 1307 Seven Locks Road Rockville, MD 20854
Telephone: 301-610-7217
Office Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

District Court Silver Spring | This office accepts bonds, fines and fees
Address: 8552 2nd Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910-3380 
Telephone: 301-563-8550
Office Hours: 7am to 11pm

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility? What is the Schedule?

Montgomery County Correctional Facility Inmate Visitation Schedule, Policies and Guidelines

22880 Whelan Lane
Boyds, MD 20841

240-773-9701

  • The visitation schedule will be based on facility housing dorms, assigned to specific days and on a rotating basis.  
  • Inmates will be provided advance notice of their assigned visitation date based on their housing assignment.  
  • Visitation schedule information will be updated approximately every eight (8) weeks. Always check this page to see the updated schedule.
  • Inmates are allowed one 30-minute visit each week on their assigned date.
  • Inmates and visitors may have to wear masks, not gators, so make sure you bring them for all visitors. Under two years old excluded.
  • Each inmate may have a total of two (2) visitors at any given time. One (1) of those visitors may be a minor child or infant.
DAY HOURS
SUNDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
MONDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
THURSDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00AM - 11:00AM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM

REMEMBER TO CHECK THE ACTUAL SCHEDULE FOR YOUR INMATE, AS IT CHANGES EVERY EIGHT (8) WEEKS.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Montgomery County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Montgomery County Correctional Facility follow these steps:

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility?

How Do Inmates in Montgomery County Correctional Facility Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Montgomery County Correctional Facility 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, and what can I purchase?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Montgomery County Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Select Maryland, then select Montgomery County Correctional Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Montgomery 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 Montgomery County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Montgomery County Correctional Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Montgomery County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility using an Online Messaging Service?

How Do Inmates in Montgomery County Correctional Facility Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Montgomery County Correctional Facility 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits 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 Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Correctional Facility’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 240-773-9700 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Montgomery County

What are the other City and County Jails in Montgomery County?

Montgomery County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

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

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Search for an Inmate in Montgomery County

This facility, known as "Montgomery County Correctional Facility" is also known as MCDF, Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Montgomery County Jail & Correctional Facility, Montgomery County Jail & Correctional Facility, Maryland, Montgomery.