Jail and Inmate Search in Maryland

MD currently has 35,000 inmates in jail prison and youth detention centers. 21,000 of them reside in state prisons, another 4,500 in federal prison, 8,800 in county jails and 770 in detention centers. Almost 70% of MD inmates are Black with the other 30% divided by White and Hispanic races. The state has an incredibly high number of people on probation, currently 72, 529 with another 10,305 on parole. The state’s jail and prison system is managed and operated by the MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

What are Maryland Jail Records?

Maryland jail inmate search records are the documents and files that follow an inmate through the prison system until they have completed the terms of their parole. Every time someone moves a prisoner, another form is filled out, and the jail record is updated. Each Maryland inmate has their own jail record, and it includes everything that affects him or her while in the system. Visits, moves, and participation in any prison programs or services will be noted in the file. Maryland inmate search records are frequently updated, often daily by the administrative staff of the Department of Corrections.

How to Perform Maryland Inmate Lookup

The state offers a simple name search tool where you can put either first or last names in and find someone incarcerated in a MD jail or prison. The results will show a list of inmates that match the name. You can click on each one to see the details. You will be able to view their prison ID, the facility they are held in, their full name and date of birth. For a more complete report, you can use Maryland prison inmate search online to find out more information about their criminal history and even see mug shots.

Creating Public Jail Records

MD creates and keeps jail records for each inmate. Maryland inmate search records include everything from the initial intake paperwork when the inmate was arrested, to moves to other facilities, visitors they receive while inside, participation in programs and medical checkups. Every time something happens in a prisoner’s life, it is recorded in the jail record. The state updates the records daily and shares them with all other law enforcement agencies so that they can all work from the same information. This information is kept online, and much of it is public record.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Maryland Imprisonment Rate
Maryland Imprisonment Rate: 346
Prison Population
Prison Population: 19,821
Probation Population
Probation Population: 76,505
Parole Population
Parole Population: 10,887
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 4.7:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 101
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 21,465 (0.46%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 15,383 (1.14%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 1,570

Maryland Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Maryland prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 19,994, that saw a 3.7% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 4.1% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 19,172 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Maryland

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Maryland

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Maryland is 19,994 inmates, that is 14.7% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Maryland was in 2007, when the number of prisoners was 23,433 inmates.

Maryland Parole Population

Maryland parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 10,887 people, 220 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 582 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -5.3%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Maryland

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 2,333
Discretionary: 1,962
Reinstatement: 0
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

Maryland Prisons

Currently, MD manages and operates 30 jails and 24 prisons with a staff of 6,703 and an annual budget of $793 million. the state’s prison population is on a downward trend. Along with the inmates, MD’s community corrections system oversees another 72,529 people on probation and 10,305 on parole. It costs MD $38,383 to house an inmate for one year. Based on a hundred thousand residents, the state has an incarceration rate of 329, a property crime rate of 2,285 and a violent crime rate of 472. MD is committed to prisoner safety and re-integration upon release by offering education, psychological screening, job skill training and alcohol and drug treatment programs.

Prison Name Prison Type
Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center - BCBICState Prison
Baltimore Pretrial Complex - BPCState Prison
Metropolitan Transition Center - MTCState Prison
Baltimore City Correctional Center - BCCCState Prison
Brockbridge Correctional Facility - BCFState Prison
BPRU/Jail Industries Building - BPRUState Prison
Chesapeake Detention Facility (Formerly MCAC) - CDFState Prison
Central Maryland Correctional Facility (Formerly CLF) - CMCFState Prison
Patuxent Institution (Correctional Mental Health Center - Jessup)State Prison
Dorsey Run Correctional Facility - DRCFState Prison
Eastern Correctional Institution - ECIState Prison
Eastern Correctional Institution Annex - ECI-AState Prison
Eastern Pre-Release Unit - EPRUState Prison
Home Detention Unit - HDUState Prison
Jessup Correctional Institution - JCIState Prison

Federal Prisons located in Maryland

Prison Name Prison Type
Baltimore RRM Federal Prison
Cumberland FCI Federal Prison
Mid-Atlantic RO Federal Prison
Washington, DC RRM Federal Prison