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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.


Information About the Jennifer Road Detention Center Reception Area

Please be advised, due to our remodeling process of our Reception Area, the lockers in our JRDC lobby area will be REMOVED on 1/20/22. For those who are permitted to visit our facility, please plan accordingly. All permitted items MUST be concealed in a clear plastic bag. Thank you for your patience during this time.


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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.

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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