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The mission of the Calvert County Detention Center is to create a safe environment for the citizens of Calvert County by securing, in a humane environment, offenders legally entrusted to its custody and care, and to provide viable alternatives to incarceration.

We strive to contribute to offender rehabilitation by providing essential programs to include, but are not limited to:
  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • G.E.D. classes
  • Life-skills framework
  • Mental health counseling
  • Religious outreach
  • Tutoring

These skills will assist them in re-entry and enable them to function as productive members of society.

Safety Through Professionalism

Develop staff through training programs to ensure the maintenance of a safe, pleasant, clean and professional work environment.

Conduct daily operations while demanding the highest level of professionalism and integrity from staff who are proud to represent the community and the Organization.

Detention Center Inmates

The philosophy of the Detention Center as it pertains to inmates, either detained or sentenced, is predicated upon four assumptions:
  • All inmates will be accountable for their actions
  • Confinement alone is seldom corrective
  • Inmates should leave the Calvert County Detention Center on at least the same level physically, emotionally, or psychologically as when they entered
  • The community's involvement in the county's correctional process will be encouraged

Inmates are housed in accordance with a valid, uniformly applied classification process. Equal quality of 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.

The Detention Center provides adequately for the safety and security of staff, inmates and the public. The Detention Center will fulfill the basic human needs of inmates to include a safe and sanitary environment, nutritious meals, reasonable medical care, and opportunities for the constructive use of time spent in confinement.

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