Western Correctional Institution

The Western Correctional Institution is a maximum-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Cumberland, Maryland. It is managed by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and has a capacity to house 1,793 inmates. The average sentence for inmates at this facility is 8.5 years.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

There are no visits for inmates residing in Housing Unit 2 until further notice.

Regular (Non-Family Day) Schedule
Protective Custody
Friday through Sunday and Holidays
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (register by 8:15 p.m.)

Restricted Visits  (Disciplinary Segregation)
Friday – Only
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (register by 1:45 p.m.)

Restricted Visits (Administrative Segregation)
Friday and Saturday
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (register by 1:45 p.m.)

General Population
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (register by 1:45 p.m.)

The duration of each visit is one hour.

Administrative Segregation Inmates will be allowed visitation on Fridays and Saturdays until further notice.

There will be No Monday Visitation until further notice.

General Visiting Rules

General population, administrative segregation, and protective custody inmates are allowed two visits per week. Minimum security and Honor Tier inmates are allowed three visits per week.  Disciplinary segregation inmates are allowed one visit per week.

Inmates are only permitted one visit per day. No more than five visitors are allowed at one time, including no more than three children. Toddlers and children are included as visitors. Visitors under the age of 18 must be under adult supervision at all times while on State property to include parking areas. 

Visitors 16 and older must be on the inmate's visiting list and must present photograph identification. Children (18 years of age and younger) visiting the inmate must be immediate family to either the inmate or an accompanying visitor, who must be 18 years of age or older and on the inmate’s visiting list.

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 when visiting with small children.

All visitors are subject to a canine search, electronic drug detection device, and/or visual mouth searches prior to being allowed to visit an inmate. In addition, all visitors are fingerprinted using a single digit fingerprint scanning device (Web ID software).  

If the Web ID system indicates a “hit” (which only indicates that the visitor has fingerprints on file for either criminal or non-criminal purposes), the visitor will be provided with a letter which explains that the visitor did not clear the fingerprint identification process and what is necessary to proceed. After the visitor submits the required information, the warden or designee will advise the visitor (in writing) as to whether or not their visiting privileges have been approved or disapproved. 

If visitors cannot clear the metal detector, they will be denied entry. Nothing may be brought into the institution except as authorized by the warden or designee. Any item brought into the institution in a manner other than authorized is contraband, and the person bringing the item into the institution is subject to criminal penalties. 

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

Western Correctional Institution
13800 McMullen Highway, S.W.
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Y7cyQQkRWFmHk1qp9

General Phone Number

​(301) 729-7000
(877) 286-3965

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Western Correctional Institution
13800 McMullen Highway, S.W.
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Western Correctional Institution, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Maryland, please click here.

How to Send Money

Western Correctional Institution uses a Lockbox system for friends and family members to send money to their incarcerated loved one. 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
Western Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 17111
Baltimore, MD 21297-0382

Programs For Inmates

Educational programming offered at Western Correctional Institution includes adult literacy and GED classes. Vocational classes offered include welding, horticulture, cabinetmaking and millwork, maintenance, and graphic arts/printing.

Western Correctional Institution also participates in the Maryland Correctional Enterprises, where inmates can earn a wage while building wooden furniture.  

Substance abuse treatment programs are also available.

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Careers at Western Correctional Institution

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