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1307 7 Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854
(240) 777-9960

Interview with Juan, Bill and Brian

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Juan: One year of probation.
Bill: my sentencing with 4 months
Brian: my sentence was 18 months

JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Bill: after court I want straight to the holding cell downstairs and it was very terrible it was hot and I had to spend 8 hours in there I hope to never go to that experience ever again
Brian: yes the bullpen for about 5 hours. its boring everyone is worried about wats gonna happen some people go home some dont its the way of life. some time u win sometime u lose

The Montgomery County Detention Center in Maryland is not where you will be going for a long-term stay. When arrested an inmate will typically only spend three days in the facility while they are classified to figure out where they should be housed when transferred to the nearby Montgomery County Correctional Facility (actually any inmate who has not bonded out after 72 hours is transferred, even if only waiting for a court appearance).

The jail only houses up to 200 inmates at a time but provides screening of an estimated 16,000 female and male offenders per year. This makes Montgomery County different from most county jails across the US who do classification on-site. Classification is not only done for convicted inmates, however; those who have been charged are evaluated by the Public Defender to determine eligibility for legal representation.

Visiting an inmate in MCDC
Inmates waiting for trial or classification cannot receive visitors in Montgomery County Detention Center. If you have a friend or family member who is an inmate worker in the facility, however, they can receive two visits per week. You can send mail to inmates but usually by the time it is received the inmate will have been transferred (though if it is to MCCF the letter may make its way to the inmate).

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