Jessup Correctional Institution

Jessup Correctional Institution (formerly Maryland House of Correction-Annex) is a maximum-security prison for male inmates that is located in Jessup, Maryland. The facility houses approximately 1,500 inmates, and the average stay is 9.5 years.

In 2010, former Black Panther, Marshall Conwayㅡan inmate at Jessupㅡcalled a college class and inspired the award-winning documentary Comrade Sunshine. Another prisoner, Wes Moore, is one of the subjects of the book The Other Wes Moore, written by the similarly-named ex-con Westley “Wes” Moore. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Jessup Correctional Institution are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Saturday & Sunday visits are for even or odd CALENDAR Dates. Friday & Mondayㅡeven and odd can have visits

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of two visits per week. Only five visitors are permitted per inmate at one time with no more than three adults.

General Visiting Rules

Use of restroom facilities is prohibited during visitation. If either the inmate or a visitor requires the use of 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 photo 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.

Maryland’s Criminal law states that it is illegal for anyone to try and bring in contraband to a correctional facility. Contraband items include but are not limited to telecommunication devices, contraband to effect an escape, weapons of any type, alcoholic beverages, controlled dangerous substances, and tobacco.

Violators are subject to arrest and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Upon conviction, violators are subject to imprisonment from periods of three to ten years, fines of $1,000 to $5,000, or both.

Dress Code

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

The following types of clothing are not allowed to be worn:

  • 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 (Exceptions will be made for religious headdress)
  • shower shoes or flip flops

Physical Address

Jessup Correctional Institution
7804 House of Correction Rd
Jessup, MD 20794

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General Phone Number

​(410) 799-6100 or 877-304-9755

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Jessup Correctional Institution
Post Office Box 534
Jessup, Maryland 20794

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Jessup Correctional Institution, 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

Jessup Correctional Institution 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
Jessup Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 17111
Baltimore, MD 21297-0382

​Programs For ​Inmates

The education programs at Jessup Correctional Institution include GED classes and college classes. In 2016, Jessup became part of the US Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Experiment where the University of Baltimore offers Bachelor Degrees in Community Studies and Civic Engagement. There is also the Prison Scholars Program, with a lot of classes focusing on philosophy.

Inmates at Jessup Correctional Institution produce all the license plates for the state of Maryland, and the facility also has a sewing shop that makes all of the inmate uniforms and pants for Maryland police officers.

This facility also takes part in the Beyond Scared Straight Program, as well as the Prison Puppy Raising Program.

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Careers at Jessup Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a career with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional SErvices at the Jessup Correctional Institution, you can find job listings by clicking here. If you are interested in a career as a correctional officer, click here.