Patuxent Institution
(Correctional Mental Health Center – Jessup)

Important Inmate Phone System Changes

As a result of a recent telephone vendor contract award, friends and family of inmates housed at all DPSCS correctional facilities should be aware of some minor disruptions in service in the coming weeks. With the introduction of this new vendor we hope to provide you improved inmate telephone services at the same, and in some cases, lower costs. This Advanced Pay brochure from the new vendor has been distributed to the inmate population and may be useful for you as well.

The actual change-over for PAT will happen will happen March 19, 2013. A six business day transitional period will take place March 14 through March 21, 2013, during which time inmates will only be able to make collect calls as no debit or pre-paid calls will be permitted. If no collect call account is set-up, the inmate will be unable to make calls that week. During the transitional period dates, inmates will also not be able to submit telephone vouchers.

Although the previous vendor Securus will transfer inmate balances (purchases made by inmates) during the cut-over period to the new vendor Global Tel* Link, family members will have to contact Securus directly for refunds on purchases they (family members) made from Securus in the past. If you currently have an account with Securus you may be receiving a call further explaining your options from the new vendor in the near future.

*The actual dates for Patuxent-Re-Entry will happen March 21, 2013. A six business day transitional period will take place March 18 through March 25, 2013.

We apologize for any inconvenience this vendor transfer may cause in trying to reach a loved one at a DPSCS facility and thank you for your cooperation.

Contraband ~ Criminal Violations

Pursuant to Maryland's Criminal Law Article, Sections 9-410 and 9-412 through 9-417, it is unlawful for a person to possess, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver contraband in a place of confinement. Such items include but are not limited to telecommunication devices, contraband to effect an escape, weapons of any type, alcoholic beverages, controlled dangerous substances, and tobacco.

It is unlawful for a person to deposit or conceal a telecommunication device in or about a place of confinement with the intent that it be obtained by a person detained or confined.

Violators are subject to arrest and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Upon conviction, violators are subject to imprisonment from periods of 3 to 10 years, fines of $1,000 to $5,000, or both.

Visiting Hours

The following schedule will be used for visits.

Monday: NO VISITATION

Tuesday: NO VISITATION

Wednesday: NO VISITATION

Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Friday: NO VISITATION

Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
           (Disciplinary Segregation hours are 10:00 am-1:00 p.m.)

Please note that on Saturdays and Sundays an odd/even visiting system has been implemented.  The last digit of the inmate’s ID number will correspond to the date of the allowed visit.  Whenever both weekend days are odd, for example Saturday the 31st and Sunday the 1st, the odd/even visiting system will not apply.

Note:  Visitation is subject to cancellation at any time

PAT Information

Address:
7555 Waterloo Road
Jessup, Maryland 20794

Phone: (410) 799-3400

Fax: (410) 799-7457

Director:
Randall Nero

Warden:
Patricia Goins-Johnson

Assistant Warden:
James Flood

Visitor Dress Code

All visitors, to include children, must dress appropriately for visitation.  All clothing must cover from the neck to the kneecaps.

    The following types of clothing are not allowed to be worn:
  • tube tops, tank tops, or halter tops
  • see-through clothing
  • mini-skirts, mini-dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes (at or above the kneecap)
  • form-fitting clothes such as leotards, spandex, and leggings
  • clothes that expose a person's midriff, side, or back
  • tops or dresses that have revealing necklines and/or excessive splits
  • coats, jackets, shawls and scarves will be placed in an appropriate area.