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Prince George County Jail

13400 Dille Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 952-4800

Interview with Chuck and Blake

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Chuck: I wasn't sentenced because I was never convicted.
Blake: I spent 41 days in jail until they released me.

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?
Chuck: Yes I did. It was crowded, with about 20 men there. It was lockdown, hot, humid, stuffy. I was in there for several hours.
Blake: I was never sentenced for this crime, but once the held me on bond I was extremely despondent and just felt as though the system is extremely unfair and biased towards females.

If you or somebody you know is heading to the Prince George County Jail you probably want to know what to expect. The links on the left lead to interviews from ex-inmates of the Prince George County Jail who share information about what life inside the jail is really like.

Holding Cell
When you first arrive at the Prince George County Jail, expect to spend some time in a holding cell. There are usually a lot of other people in this cell, and it has been described as crowded, hot, humid and stuffy. The good news is that the cell you are transferred to stay in from holding will likely feel much more comfortable compared to the time you spend in holding.

Phone Calls
Inmates have access to phones in general population for at least a couple hours a day. The only way to make a phone call is to call collect. Generally, collect calls can only be made to a landline, not a cell phone, so if you are going to this jail you will want to make sure your family and friends have a landline you can call them on.

Former inmates report that there aren't a lot of things to do to pass the time in this jail. There is a TV but it is shared with a lot of people Because there is a large African American inmate population in this jail, the TV's are frequently set to BET.

You can expect to be able to go outside once or twice a week. Going outside consists of going into an enclosed area with a chain link roof that allows you to look at the sky.

Visitors can come to see inmates once a week. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the requirements of visitation through the jail website or other resources because inmates report that their visitors have had a hard time getting into visitation for one reason or another.

Visits take place in a concrete area, with a glass window between the inmate and the visitor. Communication takes place with the use of a phone.

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