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Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities Visits Suspended Immediately
Department of Detention Facilities is suspending all visits to its Jennifer Road Detention Center and Ordnance Road Correctional Center effective today, March 16, 2020. When the visitation suspension is lifted, this site will be updated.
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Jennifer Road Detention Center

The Jennifer Road Detention Center is the Department of Detention Facilities' maximum security intake and pretrial detention facility.


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The Jennifer Road Detention Center (JRDC) is the County's maximum security intake and pretrial detention facility. Its population consists primarily of persons arrested and awaiting trial in Anne Arundel County who do not make their bail and who require special housing for medical, mental health or behavioral reasons. The Jennifer Road Detention Center has a total rated capacity of 635.

Michael Borgese Michael Borgese
Correctional Facility Administrator (CFA)

The CFA is responsible for daily facility operations, planning, budget development and monitoring, hiring, and employee relations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the AACDDF that a healthful, humane environment be provided to persons committed to its jurisdiction.  The AACDDF prohibits discrimination with regard to programs, services, or activities on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, or political belief.
All inmates are assured equal opportunity to participate in all institutional programs, and are provided equal administrative treatment.  No inmate will be required to participate in treatment programs, nor will refusal to participate constitute reason to penalize the inmate in any way. Inmates will be required to accept work assignments essential to support the operation, safety and maintenance of the institution.

Protection from Abuse

AACDDF policy mandates that staff provide safe, healthful environment and that inmates be protected from corporal punishment, injury, personal and mental abuse, harassment, sexual assault and manipulation.

Smoking Policy

The AACDDF prohibits all smoking, and considers all smoking products contraband, including matches and lighters.


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