General Information

About Us
The Frederick County Adult Detention Center is a full service correctional facility offering all available alternatives to incarceration to include:
  • Pretrial services
  • Home detention
  • Alternative sentencing / community service
  • Work release, as well as traditional incarcerations and imprisonment for offenders either awaiting trial or sentenced to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center
Sentenced offenders are incarcerated at a local correctional facility for a maximum of 18 months. For any sentence greater than 18 months, the offender will be sent to the Maryland Department of Public Safety / Division of Corrections. 
Corrections Bureau
The Corrections Bureau is comprised of a total of 185 employees which include:
  • 125 correctional officers
  • 33 civilian staff
  • 3 county maintenance technicians
  • 24 positions managed under contractual services to include state and federal grants
  • This does not include over 150 estimated volunteers who provide valuable services and programs to the incarcerated and community-based offender population