Eastern Pre-Release Unit

The Eastern Pre-Release Unit is a minimum-security prison in Maryland for male inmates who are within two years of their release date. The facility can house up to 170 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Eastern Pre-Release Unit are as follows:

  • Friday & Monday 7pm - 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

Inmates are allowed two visits per week and can have up to five visitors at one time.

Dress Code

All visitors, both adults and 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

Eastern Pre-Release Unit
700 Flat Iron Square Road
Church Hill, Maryland 21623

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qM9b7WrwXViNfG6J6

General Phone Number

​(410) 810-5400

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Eastern Pre-Release Unit
700 Flat Iron Square Road
Church Hill, Maryland 21623

When sending correspondence via US Mail to the Eastern Pre-Release Unit, please remember to always include the name and identification number of the inmate and the name and return address of the sender.

The following is not allowed in inmate correspondence:

  • An item glued, taped, or otherwise attached
  • Have aftermarket alterations, such as paint, crayon, marker ink, including highlighter, glitter, cloth, or string
  • Have a label or sticker (including address labels), except for a postage stamp
  • Contain a biohazard substance, scent (including perfume),or lipstick
  • Have a liquid stain
  • Suggest acts of criminal or illegal gang activity
  • Depict writing, images, or references that may incite violence, riots, racism, or threaten the security of the facility
  • Greeting cards

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the East Pre-Release Unit, 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

Eastern Pre-Release Unit 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
Eastern Pre-Release Unit
P.O. Box 17111
Baltimore, MD 21297-0382

​Programs For ​Inmates

Work release inmates at Eastern Pre-Release Unit are given jobs with local companies and can earn a paycheck, while others are in non-supervised programs and are paid by the state to work on various public works jobs.  

Inmates can also work growing and cultivating crops at the prison that are donated to the Maryland Food Bank.

Eastern Pre-Release Unit offers inmates the chance to earn a GED and take classes in math, reading, and writing.  

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.

Eastern Pre-Release Unit 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.

When it comes to rehabilitation, other priorities include drug treatment and education. The facility’s collaboration with Goucher College allows inmates to earn fully transferable college credits at the Maryland-based liberal arts school.

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Careers at Eastern Pre-Release Unit

If you are interested in a career with the Maryland Department of Corrections at the Eastern Pre-Release Unit, you can find job listings by clicking here. If you are interested in a career as a correctional officer with the DOC, click here.