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)