North Branch Correctional Institution

North Branch Correctional Institution Maryland

North Branch Correctional Institution

Physical Address:
North Branch Correctional Institution
14100 McMullen Highway, S.W.
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Administrator:  Bobby Shearin

(301) 729-7400

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID
North Branch Correctional Institution
14100 McMullen Highway, S.W.
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

North Branch Correctional Institution Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters,  and photos (no polaroids).  Include the inmates full name and ID exactly as the mailing address above shows.  If you know the housing information, include it after the ID number.  Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way.  Markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned (Lipstick, perfume, crayon art, drawings etc).  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Maryland

Family and friends of an inmate may send funds by United States Postal Money Order.  Make payable to the inmate's full name and ID number, be sure to also include your full name, and complete address in the from and address lines of the money order.

There are two parts to an inmate account.  The Reserve Account and Active Account. The reserve account has money an inmate may not spend. The Division set up this account so the inmate will have some funds when they are released. Some of the inmate's money goes into the reserve account automatically every month until the account reaches the set level.

Inmates may spend money from their active account. Money from relatives or other sources will go into the inmate’s active account. The inmate can use money from his or her active account to buy items from the commissary. An inmate may send money outside from their active account, but he or she must have approval to do so. An inmate needs special approval from the warden to send certain amounts of money.

Visiting an Inmate at North Branch Correctional Institution

The Maryland department of correction encourages family and friends who assert a positive influence to communicate and visit with an inmate.

Visiting Hours
Visitors must be registered by 12:30 p.m.

General Population:
Two visits per week:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Administrative Segregation:
Two visits per week:
Monday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Disciplinary Segregarion:
One visit per week:
Monday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

To view more information about visiting an inmate in maryland visit the Departments website here, or contact the facility at the telephone number provided above.

How to do an inmate search in Maryland

Need to find an inmate identification number for an offender in Maryland?  Use the Department of Corrections inmate locator here


Can I send money

Can I send money electronically by credit card

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Re: Sending money to North Branch Correctional Institution

No, you cannot send money by credit card.  A postal money order must be purchased, and the post office will not accept a credit card for a postal money order since a money order is like cash (you could use a debit card because the funds will be immediately debited from your bank account).  If a credit card is the only way you have of sending money the option of doing a cash advance at an atm or bank is open, although I highly advise against that because of the high interest rate you will be paying.  You can then take that cash to purchase a money order at the post office, and mail the money order to the address above.

Non contact visits?

Are the visits at this institution non-contact?  Does anyone know what the conditions are at this prison, my husband just got sent here and I've read the conditions are worried.  Any information would be appreciated.

Non Contact Visits

It will depend on the inmates status.


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