It may look innocuous. Like just another non-descript utilitarian, stone building sitting in a part of Baltimore that you’ve probably driven through, to, and around many times. It’s a mere stone’s throw from such places as Penn Station, University of Baltimore, historic Mt. Vernon, the Walter’s Art Museum, and many others. But this is a place you don’t want to go. We can promise you that. Baltimore’s Central Booking is notorious for being a place that’s as uncomfortable as you can get.
If you want to know how difficult it can be to deal with this bastion of unpleasantness, just check out the location’s Facebook page and read what folks have to say.
The folks that work here try their best to keep track of the comings and goings of detainees, and they do the best they can to make sure that conditions are safe, sanitary, and as friendly as possible. But some tough people are going to be there at any given time, and even some not-so-tough people who are in a state of mind that may be a bit out of the ordinary for them.
Here are just a few of the stories to come out of Central Booking recently, from the Baltimore Sun:
Man, 31, dies at Baltimore Central Booking after being taken to hospital because of medical concerns
49-year-old man dies at Baltimore Central Booking, minutes after he called two relatives
If you need to get in touch with someone at Central Booking, it may help to use the services of a bail bondsman (like us, for example). But here is the contact information you can use if you want to do it yourself.
Location & Phone:
300 E. Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 545-8080
Fax: (410) 545-8289
Assistant Warden (Operations):
Assistant Warden (Booking):
James Flood, Jr.