Baltimore City Jail

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Updated on: November 2, 2020

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Location 954 Forrest Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202

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The Baltimore City Jail is run by the local police, and is designed to be medium security, and serve as a short-term facility for adults. Inmates reside in single cells in the Baltimore City Jail, and have a bit more luxury than some other prisons. They can receive money, packages, and visitors. Since it is short-term, the desire is that inmates will rehabilitate and reenter society in a timely fashion.

Baltimore City Jail — General Information

Facility Name Baltimore City Jail
Facility Type City Jail
Address 954 Forrest Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Facility Type Adult
City Baltimore
Postal Code 21202
State Maryland
County Baltimore County

Sending a Mail/Care Package

All mail will be inspected and should not include pornography or images of violence. Do not send large packages or gifts. Letters and photographs can be mailed to this address:

C/O Baltimore City Jail
954 Forrest Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Sending Money

Baltimore City Jail is somewhat unique in that money for inmates can only be sent via mail. There is no online option to send money to an inmate. It also cannot be cash or check, and you must send it as a money order made out to the name of the inmate you are sending the money to.

Send the money order to this address:

C/O Baltimore City Jail
954 Forrest Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Send money in small denominations, as inmates are not permitted to carry accounts with large amounts of money.

Phone calls

While inmates cannot receiving incoming phone calls, you can help set them up with a telephone account. You can set that account up online. They can use this account to make outgoing calls without calling you collect and charging you.


All inmates have visitation rights unless they are on restriction for unruly behavior.

You can expect a stringent screening process, and should call ahead to announce your arrival and coordinate logistics. Inmates are likely restricted in the amount of visitors they can receive each week, so make sure you are allowed to visit before you show up. You can call 410-837-2135 to plan your visit to the jail and ensure you bring all the required identification.

Visiting Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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