Chesapeake Detention Facility

Important Inmate Phone System Changes

As a result of a recent telephone vendor contract award, friends and family of inmates housed at all DPSCS correctional facilities should be aware of some minor disruptions in service in the coming weeks. With the introduction of this new vendor we hope to provide you improved inmate telephone services at the same, and in some cases, lower costs. This Advanced Pay brochure from the new vendor has been distributed to the inmate population and may be useful for you as well.

The actual change-over for CDF will happen March 22, 2013. A six business day transitional period will take place March 19 through March 26, 2013, during which time inmates will only be able to make collect calls as no debit or pre-paid calls will be permitted. If no collect call account is set-up, the inmate will be unable to make calls that week. During the transitional period dates, inmates will also not be able to submit telephone vouchers.

Although the previous vendor Securus will transfer inmate balances (purchases made by inmates) during the cut-over period to the new vendor Global Tel* Link, family members will have to contact Securus directly for refunds on purchases they (family members) made from Securus in the past. If you currently have an account with Securus you may be receiving a call further explaining your options from the new vendor in the near future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this vendor transfer may cause in trying to reach a loved one at a DPSCS facility and thank you for your cooperation.

Contraband ~ Criminal Violations

Pursuant to Maryland's Criminal Law Article, Sections 9-410 and 9-412 through 9-417, it is unlawful for a person to possess, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver contraband in a place of confinement. Such 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.

It is unlawful for a person to deposit or conceal a telecommunication device in or about a place of confinement with the intent that it be obtained by a person detained or confined.

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 3 to 10 years, fines of $1,000 to $5,000, or both.

Visiting Hours

Federal Inmates:

There is no limit on the amount of visits per day or week; however, there will be no more than four (4) visits per month.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Thursday through Monday (days alternate based on last digit of detainee's Federal Identification Number)
    Registration begins at 12:00 p.m.
    Visits start at 12:30 p.m. through 2:00 p.m.

    At 2:30 p.m. all visits will be terminated and the institution must be cleared of visits no matter what the duration of time is left on the visit.

    Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
    Registration ends at 7:00 p.m.
    Visiting Room closed at 8:30 p.m.

    At 8:30 p.m. all visits will be terminated and the institution must be cleared of visits no matter what the duration of time is left on the visit.

  • Saturday
    Registration begins ~ 9:30a.m
    Registration Ends ~ 2 pm
    Visits begin ~ 10:00 a.m

  • Sunday
    Registration begins ~ 9:30a.m
    Registration Ends ~ 2 pm
    Visits begin ~ 10:00 a.m

CDF Information

Address:
401 East Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 539-5445

Fax: (410) 332-4561

Jail Administrator:
Robert Koppel

Assistant Jail Administrator:
Lisa Gamble-Gregg

Chief of Security:
Donna Hansen

Security Level:
Maximum Level II 

Year Opened: 1988

Visitor Dress Code

All visitors, to include 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:
  • 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.