Inmate Information

Pre-book Medical Questionnaire

Click here to download the Pre-book Medical Questionnaire.

Mailing Letters

Inmates may receive mail addressed to them under the following conditions:

  • The mail must be properly addressed to the inmate and contain his identification number. Detention Center staff may not provide you that number. The inmate must give you that identification number. If the mail does not have the identification number on the envelope, it will not be delivered.
  • Detention Center staff open and screen all mail for contraband. They open legal mail in the presence of the inmate.
  • Requested books (paperback only), publications (magazines and newspapers), etc., must come from the publisher.
  • Inmates cannot receive packages.
  • Inmates may make telephone calls from phones within the dormitories. These calls must be made as collect calls – calling cards MAY NOT be used.
  • Inmate mail will be "Returned to Sender" if it contains any of the following items; marker or gel pens, crayon, colored pencil, white out, highlighter, any stains or water marks, sprayed with perfume, lipstick, staples, paper clips, any type of plastic or metal, string, ribbon, tape, glitter, glue or stickers. Greeting cards with moveable parts, metal, plastic, string, musical items, ribbon, or foam tape are not allowed. Stamps, envelopes and blank paper are not permitted. Books (paperback ONLY), magazines and newspapers must come directly from publishers. Photos with explicit sexual content and/or penetration, and Polaroid pictures are not permitted.

All Mail and Money Orders must be sent to:

Harford County Detention Center
Inmate Name and ID #
P.O. Box 1245
Bel Air, MD 21014

Money Orders

  • Money orders must be made payable to "Harford County Detention Center"
    • Inmate name cannot be on the "Pay To" line of the money order
    • Abbreviations, such as "HCDC", cannot be accepted
  • The Inmate's name and/or ID # must be on the money order
  • The money order cannot be altered (scratched, scribbled out or use of white out)

Zero Tolerance for Sexual Abuse

The Harford County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has a zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. No one has the right to pressure inmates to engage in sexual acts. Inmates do not have to tolerate sexual assault or pressure to engage in unwanted sexual behavior. The policies of the Harford County Detention Center (HCDC) follow the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) guidelines.

An inmate should report any incidents of sexual abuse or sexual harassment to any staff member, immediately. Any member of the public may also report any incidents to a HCDC staff member or the HCSO.

The HCSO shall ensure that an administrative or criminal investigation is conducted for all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving staff or inmates at the HCDC.

Also, medical attention and mental health care will be made available.

Family/ friends and any third party wanting to report sexual abuse allegations may call the following numbers 24 hours per day:

  • Shift Supervisor at the HCDC at 410 638-3140
  • The HCSO at 410 838-6600 (press 2)