Worcester County Detention Center

The Worcester County Detention Center is an ICE detention center that houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This facility is located in Snow Hill, Maryland.

For information about an ICE detainee housed at the Worcester County Detention Center, call (410) 219-7600 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. When you call, have the detainee's information ready, including the detainee's full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, their date of birth, and their country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Worcester County Detention Center are:

  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between the following hours:
    • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • There is no visitation on Mondays or Fridays.

General Rules

Detainees are given 30 minutes for visitation. A maximum of two individuals (including children) may visit at any one time. All visits are non-contact.

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to enter the facility. Minors who are visiting must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Please arrive in advance of your scheduled visiting time to allow for processing through security.

All visitors (adults and minors) are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. If you refuse to cooperate, you will not be allowed to visit.

Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visiting area or pass any items to detainees. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of the Worcester County Detention Center. 

Parking is available in the lot in front of the Detention Center. 

Attorney Visits

Attorneys and paralegals may visit detainees at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call in advance to facilitate the visit.

Consular Visits

Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. When possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance by calling (410) 219-7600. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

Clergy Visits

Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Worcester County Detention Center at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance through the chaplain's office.

Physical Address

Worcester County Detention Center
5022 Joyner Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863
United States

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/N513ZBX9ESBxJNoN8

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (410) 632-1300
Field Office Main Phone: (410) 637-4000

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Worcester County Detention Center
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
5022 Joyner Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863
United States

When sending a detainee mail through the US Postal Service, you must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Worcester County Detention Center does not read incoming detainee mail, but they do screen it for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Worcester County Detention Center are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee may receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. Before sending packages to detainees, contact the Supervisory Deportation Officer at:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
119 W. Naylor Mill Road, Suite 11
Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage. This can be sent after receiving approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Worcester County Detention Center. However, if you need to leave an urgent message you can call (410) 632-1300. The message should include:

  • The detainee's full name
  • The detainee's alien registration number
  • A telephone number where you can be reached

How to Send Money

You can send money to a detainee at Worcester County Detention Center by mailing a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee. Do not send cash. The processing officer will put the money into the detainee's account and issue a receipt. Cashier’s check or money order must include the detainee’s full name and A-number.

Mail the cashier's check or money order to:
Worcester County Detention Center
Detainee’s full name and A-number
5022 Joyner Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863
United States

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Worcester County Detention Center

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