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.

Telephone Calls

Persons held at the facility may not receive phone calls.  There is a collect call system available to all inmates that requires you to accept charges and establish an account with the phone vendor.  Inmates may use their own inmate funds to pay for phone calls also.  All friends and family accounts are set up and funded online at  Technical phone issues can be addressed with Paytel at 1-800-729-8355.


There is no in-person visitation at the facility. All visitation is virtual and administered through Homewav. The cost of the visit is charged to the visitor who initiates the visit through the Homewav site. Visits scheduled using the video visit equipment for visitors at the facility are free. All visitation must be set up and funded on  

Inmate Funds

Inmates may receive funds deposited to their accounts through and online system at There is also a Jail ATM kiosk in the vestibule of the facility that will accept deposits. No funds of any type are accepted through the mail. Inmates use these funds for commissary purchases, medical fees, telephone use and to purchase entertainment through the inmate tablets.


Inmates do not receive personal mail at the facility. Instead, the mail is addressed and sent to an off-site scanning facility. Once the mail is received, searched, and scanned into the system, the inmates may view it on the inmate tablets. No money, checks, packages, magazines, newspapers, etc. will be accepted for inmates at the facility.

All mail is to be addressed in the following manner:

Allegany Count Detention Center
(Inmate Name, Inmate ID Number) 5261
PO Box 18247
Greensboro, NC 27419

Additional Resources:

  1. Physical Address
    14300 McMullen Highway
    Cumberland, MD 21502