Helpful Information

Persons may be held in the Allegany County Detention Center for a variety of reasons and under a variety of circumstances.  Persons may be held on a “bond”.  This is an amount of money that must be posted to assure the person will return for trial.  They may be held without a bond.  They may be here serving a sentence imposed by a court of law.  They may be held here awaiting a transfer to another legal jurisdiction.

Persons held within the facility can not receive phone calls.  There is a collect calling phone system available to all incarcerates that requires you accept the charges and establish an account with the phone vendor.  Please be aware that all phone calls are subject to monitoring and recording


The Detention Center will accept money orders, they must be mailed to the inmate.  Deposits can be made to an inmate account for phone use by contacting the vendor listed below in the LINKS section.  Funds can be deposited into an inmate account by using the deposit kiosk in the visitation room.  The room is open to the public from 8am to 11pm.


Persons held within the facility may receive mail if they elect to do so, they can also send mail.  If you write a letter to someone held in the facility, you must print clearly their name and inmate number.  You must also supply a return address.  You can not have drawings, stickers, or pictures on your envelope. Please be aware that all mail entering and leaving the facility is subject to search.

Incoming mail to the inmate will be refused for the following reasons: (this list is not all inclusive):

  • Perfume, After shave, Cologne
  • Lipstick, Lip Gloss
  • Glitter ink
  • Any and all foreign substances
  • Must include a return address
  • Inmate to inmate mail
  • Polaroid photos
  • Suggestive type material
  • Gang related material

Mailing address Example: 

John Doe BI#12345
Allegany County Detention Center
14300 McMullen Hwy, Cumberland, MD 21502

Allegany County Sheriff's Office

We highly appriciate your questions and feedback. Let’s discuss how we can help you.

Patrol Office:

695 Kelly Road

Cumberland, MD 21502


Detention Center:

14300 McMullen Hwy

Cumberland, MD 21502

301-729-8540 ext # 227

Alternative Sentencing:

30 rear Washington Street

Cumberland, MD 21502


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