Note: All onsite visits are cancelled until further notice. Requests for an emergency visit shall be made to the Director's Office at 410-313-5230.

Mission Statement

The Howard County Department of Corrections protects the public and the employees of the department by providing a safe, secure, and humane conditions for persons legally under its authority.  Within this framework the department provides opportunities for offenders to become law abiding and productive members of society. 

The Administration and staff are dedicated to providing a balanced correctional program that meets applicable County, State, and Federal standards. Concerted efforts are made to ensure that the inmate’s human rights and dignity are not violated. The staff will be firm, fair, and impartial.