Talbot County, Maryland
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Department of Corrections

A modern, "state of the art" facility, the Talbot County Detention Center opened in July 1992 with a capacity for 148 inmates. 

Situated on 1.5 acres across from the Talbot County District Court, the facility is a 3-story split-level building constructed primarily of brick. The climate-controlled facility is equipped with modern safety and security features, including heat and smoke detectors, as well as a fire sprinkler system. The average daily local population is approximately 95. The facility handles both pre-trial defendants and post-trial inmates.

The facility features an internal security perimeter with a visitor's entrance in the main lobby. A separate secure staff entrance, an interior vehicle-secure vestibule for inmate transportation, and a secure vestibule loading dock in the rear of the building provide access to the facility for daily operational needs.
Inmates are housed in one of nine pod-style housing units on two floors of the facility. Each housing unit has a one or two-person cell featuring restroom amenities, common dayroom area, and collect-call telephones.   Housing floors include a complete dietary kitchen, laundry facility, medical department, indoor/outdoor gym, library, law library, multi-purpose classroom, administrative offices, booking area, and visiting room.
An additional floor contains mechanical and electrical equipment and storage areas. The minimum security and work-release housing units are separate from the maximum security areas of the facility, and unlike the other housing units, have washer and dryer units for use by the inmates.   Mail is delivered each business day.
To find and locate further information about an inmate please go to the VINELink website.
 For local resources on mental and physical health please vist Healthy Talbot.

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