Central Maryland Correctional Facility

Central Maryland Correctional Facility is a minimum-security prison for male inmates located in Sykesville, Maryland. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Central Maryland Correctional Facility are:

  • Tuesday and Friday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays (New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day) from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Visitors must be registered for at least 30 minutes prior to the end of the visiting period. Visiting registrations ends at 8:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Visits can last up to two hours.

Inmates are allowed two visits per week. Both visits can occur during the week or one during the week and one on the weekend. Only four visitors are permitted to see one inmateㄧincluding infants and children.

General Visiting Rules

Use of restroom facilities is not allowed during visitation. If either the inmate or a visitor needs to use the restroom, the visit will be terminated at that time. Please keep this in mind, especially when visiting with small children.

All visitors 16 years of age and older must present photograph identification.

Children (18 years of age and younger) visiting the inmate must be immediate family to either the inmate or visitor and must be accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who is on the inmate's visiting list.

Dress Code

All visitors, including children, must dress appropriately for visitation. All clothing must cover from the neck to the kneecaps.

The following types of clothing are not allowed to be worn in the visiting room:

  • tube tops, tank tops, or halter tops
  • see-through clothing
  • mini-skirts, mini-dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes (at or above the kneecap)
  • form-fitting clothes such as leotards, spandex, and leggings
  • clothes that expose a person's midriff, side, or back
  • tops or dresses that have revealing necklines and/or excessive splits
  • coats, jackets, shawls, and scarves will be placed in an appropriate area.

Physical Address

Central Maryland Correctional Facility
7301 Buttercup Road
Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/PbpcbBqqVuNEZdnp7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Central Maryland Correctional Facility
7301 Buttercup Road
Sykesville, Maryland 21784

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility, but they do have access to a phone during assigned times and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Maryland, please click here.

How to Send Money

Central Maryland Correctional Facility uses a Lockbox system for friends and family members to send inmates money. The Lockbox is a service provided by a bank where money orders received at the designated P.O. Box are picked up and delivered to the bank responsible for processing and depositing the incoming Money Orders sent to inmates.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services –Division of Correction only accepts Money Orders. NOTE: Cashier Checks, Personal Checks, Official Checks, Bill Pay Checks, Bank Checks, Non-Electronic Transfers, and Non-US Currency Checks/Money Orders will not be accepted.

You must include the following info on the money order:

  • The Inmate’s Name, Institution, and Inmate SID # (State Identification Number).
  • Sender’s Name and Address.

Please use Black or Blue Ink pen only on the money orders and neatly PRINT the required information.

Money Orders should be made payable to the Inmate (Full Committed Name; no AKA’s, etc) and sent to:

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Central Maryland Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 17111
Baltimore, MD 21297-0382

​Programs For ​Inmates

The Central Maryland Correctional Facility provides education, health, and training programs to help ensure inmates can become positively contributing members to the communities they return to.

The restorative justice program, Public Safety Works (PSW), provides employment skills as well as an opportunity for offenders to give back to the community they have harmed.

Central Maryland Correctional Facility partners with other government agencies, community groups, and nonprofits to help them accomplish jobs that might otherwise not get done due to limited resources and funding. Projects range from community revitalization efforts to projects that are improving the sustainability of Maryland’s natural resources.

PSW is also a bridge to meaningful employment for the inmate population, helping develop basic everyday skills needed to be an effective employee such as learning to respect a supervisor and working as a team. 

DPSCS also works with animals in its restorative justice efforts, bringing dogs training service dogs for veterans and non-veterans alike, as well as training rowdy animals in preparation for adoption. The Second Chances Horse Farm is one of just nine such farms in the country where inmates learn to care for retired thoroughbred horses.

When it comes to rehabilitation, other DPSCS priorities include drug treatment–they launched the first ever correctional methadone maintenance program in the country–and education. Their collaboration with Goucher College allows inmates to earn fully transferable college credits at the Maryland-based liberal arts school.

This facility also has a massive laundry operation known as the Central Laundry that employs 120 inmates who work processing the laundry for many facilities.

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Careers at Central Maryland Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Maryland Department of Corrections at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility, you can find job listings by clicking here. If you are interested in a career as a correctional officer with the DOC, click here.