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Ordnance Road Correctional Center

The Ordnance Road Correctional Center is the Department of Detention Facilities’ medium security for men and women who have been convicted and sentenced to terms up to 18 months.


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The Ordnance Road Correctional Center (ORCC) is the County's medium security facility for men and women who have been convicted and sentenced to terms up to 18 months. It also holds men and women who are awaiting trial. Ordnance Road Correctional Center offers extensive programming designed to prepare inmates for successful re-entry to the community after they have completed their sentence. The total rated capacity of the Ordnance Road Correctional Center is 540.

John Kelson John Kelson
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 Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities (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 a 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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