Enlightening Tours Inside Local Facilities
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 1:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
The American Correctional Association encourages attendees of the 135th Congress of Correction to witness the daily activities of correctional facilities in Maryland by participating in ACA's Correctional Facility Tours. Organized by the Maryland Host Committee, these educational tours allow attendees the opportunity to discover for themselves what's going on behind the walls of local correctional facilities. Register at the ACA registration area in the Baltimore Convention Center upon your arrival. But hurry, because these tours are always popular and space fills quickly. Transportation to and from the facilities is provided.
Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC)
The Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) manages the custody and care of persons ordered for detention by the courts to await bail or trial. This is accomplished by processing and managing the care, custody and control of Baltimore City arrestees and inmates in a safe, humane and secure environment. The pretrial population is comprised of adult and youth male and female offenders. The BCDC is a walled institution with multi-story buildings where more than 3,000 residents are incarcerated at any one time.
Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center (BCJJC)
The Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center (BCJJC) is a 244,000-square-foot facility employing a combined intergovernmental workforce of 800 employees. In addition to the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Community Justice Office, the BCJJC includes a 144-bed detention center and offices for the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. This facility also has a comprehensive medical assessment and treatment suite, six fully-equipped academic classrooms, a state-of-the-art juvenile intake assessment division and secure residential housing for children in custody awaiting adjudication or disposition of delinquency cases.
Maryland Division of Parole and Probation (Gaithersburg Field Office)
This office was completed in December 2002 and is designed for the supervision of criminal offenders. Staff interviews all of the offenders in the interview rooms surrounding the waiting room area. This serves as an offender control device, enhancing building security. The office supervises approximately 1,200 active criminal offenders and approximately 1,100 drunk-driving offenders.