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Anne Arundel County Detention Center Inmate Phone Use

131 Jennifer Road
Anne Arundel County
Beds: 650
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Anne Arundel County Detention Center inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Anne Arundel County Jail in Annapolis, Maryland.

When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.

Can I Phone An Inmate At The Anne Arundel County Detention Center?

No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.

Can I Leave A Message For An Inmate At Anne Arundel County Detention Center?

Most jails only allow you to leave a message for an inmate in case of a serious emergency such as a death in the family.

Other than for a family emergency, the only way to communicate with an inmate is by them phoning you, leaving you an email message using the jail's secure (and closely monitored) electronic message system, mail or during a visit.

Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) which allows you to leave a recorded phone message for an inmate.

To see if the Anne Arundel County Detention Center has this service, go here or call 410-222-7374.

How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Anne Arundel County Detention Center?

This jail contracts with ICSolutions for inmate phone calls to friends and family.

You will need to open a free account and use a debit or credit card to fund the prepaid calls. The inmate can call you on a cell phone or a landline.

Click here to learn more about using this method to accept inmate calls.

Can An Inmate Use A Cell Phone While In Anne Arundel County Detention Center?

No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Anne Arundel County Detention Center, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.

Some states such as California have made it a criminal offense to use and possess a cell phone and will file additional charges when it can be connected to an inmate. Cell phones are most often smuggled into the jail and then sold to the inmates by jail staff.

Can I Communicate By Email With An Inmate?

At this time the jail does not offer email services to inmates. The policy can change at any time.

Call 410-222-7374 or click here to see if email services are currently being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Anne Arundel County Detention Center at 410-222-7374 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Telephones are available in general population housing units for use between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday at JRDC, but between 7:00am and 11:00pm daily at ORCC. Phones in Jennifer Road’s special housing units remain on 24 hours per day, though inmates in special housing have limited access. Calls are limited to 20 minutes in duration.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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