The Department of Correction and Rehabilitation consists of four divisions. Detetion Services (Montgomery County Detention Center and Montgomery County Correctional Facility), Pre-Trial Services, Pre-Release and Reentry Services, and the Director's Office.
The Director's Office provides oversight and direction for all Department of Correction and Rehabilitation activities in coordination with the County Chief Administrative Officer the County Executive. Personnel, Budget and Procurement, Fiscal Services and Information Technology are support functions with in the Director's Office.
Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) - Detention Services
MCDC is primarily responsible for the intake and law enforcement processing of adult male and female offenders arrested in Montgomery County and has a facility capacity to accommodate approximately 200 inmates. Over 13,000 offenders annually arrive at MCDC’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU conducts psychological screening, medical screening, and risk assessment to determine the appropriate classification level of inmates and provides for the initial care, custody, and security of inmates for up to 72 hours prior to transfer to MCCF. At this facility, bond hearings are conducted by the Maryland District Court Commissioners via closed circuit television between MCDC and the District Court. The Office of the Public Defender determines eligibility of offenders for legal representation. Following an initial intake at MCDC, inmates transfer to the 1,029-bed Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF), usually within 72 hours.
Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) - Detention Services
MCCF is responsible for the custody and care of male and female offenders who are either in a pre-trial status of serving sentences of up to 18 months. The facility's current capacity is 1,028 inmates. Progressive, and comprehensive correctional services are provided to all inmates covering substance abuse, mental health issues, cognitive behavioral modification, basic education, life skills, and work force preparation.
Pre-Trial Services - PTS
The Pre-Trial Services Division (PTS) is responsible for assessing newly arrested defendants for the possibility of release into the community while awaiting trial and for subsequently supervising those defendants safely in the community. There are four independent programs within the division: Pre-Trial Assessment Unit, Pre-Trial Supervision Unit, Alternative Community Service Program (ACS), and Intervention for Substance Abusers Program (IPSA).
Pre-Release and Reentry Services - PRRS
The Pre-Release and Reentry Services Division (PRRS) provides community-based residential and non-residential alternatives to secure confinement for sentenced adult offenders where they engage in work, treatment, education, family involvement, and other services to prepare them for release. The goal of the division includes both reducing the inmate population in the detention facilities by managing carefully screened and selected individuals in a community setting, and reducing future offending and victimization by equipping soon-to-be released individuals with the skills, direction, services, and cash savings that will assist them in leading law-abiding and productive lives.