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Kent County Government – Detention Center

104 Vickers Drive–Unit A
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-6025
Herbert Dennis, Warden

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kent County Detention Center is to promote professionalism through training. The training will help promote unity, fellowship, good will amongst those who serve within the criminal justice system and to address relevant jail issues. The Kent County Detention Center will continually strive to promote a positive image of the professional and ethical behavior to the community and the citizenry it serves.

Command Staff

Herbert Dennis - Warden
Steve Wallace - Captain, Programs/Administrative
Ernest L. Wicks - Captain, Chief of Security
Steve O'Melia - Corporal, Supervisor of Home Detention, Work Release & Community Assistance Program (CAP)
Colleen R. Boswell - Corporal, SOP, Programs
Patricia Williams Scott - Office Manager

Agency Phone Number

(410)-778-6025 – We have an automated telephone system. Please follow the prompts and menus to obtain the information you require.

Inmate / Family Services

Mail – Inmates may send and receive unlimited mail provided they comply with U.S. Postal Service Regulations as well as the regulations listed below:

  • All Mail MUST have the full name and address of sender
  • All mail should be addressed as follows:
    Kent County Detention Center
    Attention: Inmate Name
    104 Vickers Drive–Unit A
    Chestertown, MD 21260
  • No oversized postcards/greeting cards or perfumed letters will be accepted
  • Polaroids and photographs larger than 4x6 will NOT be accepted
  • An inmate is only allowed to have a maximum of 4 photos per envelope
  • Books and magazines MUST come directly from the publisher with content appropriate in the correctional environment
  • All correspondence with the exception of legal mail will be opened and inspected for contraband before delivery–legal mail will be opened by the Inmate in the presence of an officer

Money – Money for inmates will be accepted in the following ways:

  • U.S. Mail in the form of a money order
    money orders are to be filled in completely and written to the inmate
  • Online or by phone: or 866-345-1884
    You will need:
    Inmate Name and Number
  • In person utilizing the Lobby Kiosk (cash or credit card)

Telephone (Inmate Telephone System—PAYTEL)         

  • Prepay Telephone Number – 1-800-729-8355                                                         


All visitors must be 18 or older and provide an official picture ID. Visiting hours are as follows:

  • Federal inmates and those housed in work release units – Max of 1 hour visit
    Saturdays 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Female Inmate’s visitation is on Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. max of ½ hour visit (per day)
  • All other inmates– max of ½ hour visit (per day)
    Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Child visits are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month – It is the responsibility of the inmate to sign up for a child visit.  A LEGAL parent or guardian who is at least 21 must accompany the child.

Attorneys are allowed to visit with an appointment anytime except during mealtime and shift change and providing they have proper ID.

Clergy and Professional Agency visitation is permitted with an appointment anytime except during mealtime and shift change, and proper ID is required.    


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