The detention center is responsible for detaining pre-trial suspected offenders, to adequately assure their appearance at trial or other judicial proceedings, and to hold those offenders serving short-term sentences until legally released. The detention center takes the necessary steps to securely maintain custody of those offenders in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and county statutes and standards.
Program services are provided for both male and female offenders. In-house programs, complemented by community volunteers, assist in addressing the needs of those requiring counseling. Educational programs are provided based on the inmate's ability and need to enter the program.
The Detention Center is responsible for a Work Release Program. The program is designed to provide the inmate with an opportunity to continue their employment while paying their debt to society.
The facility is located on Stafford Road Barstow. The phone number is 410-535-4300 or 301-855-9640. The fax number is 410-535-4537. The Detention Center is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.