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Program Description

  Detention Services

Under the supervision of the Warden, Detention Services is responsible for the operation of two detention facilities, the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) located in Rockville, and the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) located in Clarksburg.

MCDC is responsible for the intake, reception, and diagnostic functions of the Department including law enforcement processing of adult offenders arrested in Montgomery County. The facility has the capacity to accommodate approximately 200 inmates. Over 11,000 offenders arrive annually at MCDC's Central Processing Unit (CPU) for arrest processing.

MCDC conducts psychological screening, medical screening, and risk assessment to determine the appropriate classification level of inmates and provides for the initial care, custody, and security of inmates for up to 72 hours prior to transfer to MCCF. At MCDC, bond hearings are conducted by the Maryland District Court Commissioners. They also determine eligibility of offenders for legal representation by the Public Defender's Office.

Following an initial intake at MCDC, inmates may transfer to the 1,029-bed Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF), normally within 72 hours. MCCF is responsible for the custody and care of male and female offenders who are either in a pre-trial status or serving sentences of up to 18 months. Progressive and comprehensive correctional services and programs are provided to all inmates covering substance abuse treatment, mental health issues, cognitive behavioral modification programs, education, life skills, and workforce development.

Program Contacts

Contact Kaye Beckley of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation at 240.773.9908 or Willie Morales of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2758 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Detention Services average daily population642766657657657
Percent of Mandatory trainings completed by December 3153%60%85%85%85%
Accreditation standards met from the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards and the American Correctional Association100%100%100%100%100%
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of inappropriate releases of an inmate45000
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of inappropriate inmate releases remedied45000
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of inmate suicides00000
Zero Tolerance security incidents - Number of jail escapes00000
Zero tolerance security incidents - Number of substantiated sexual misconduct or Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) incidents00000
Recidivism: Former individuals committed and sentenced back to DOCR's custody within 3 years of release34%28%33%33%33%
Portion of population participating in core curriculum programs at Correctional Facility 1N/AN/A43%50%50%
1  Operations were modified due to COVID-19 which limited program participation.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved52320024382.70
Increase Cost: Holiday Pay Premium4300000.00
Increase Cost: Charge Back from the Library 0.5 FTE554770.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.48721681.00
FY25 Recommended57677669384.20