A modern, "state of the art" facility, the Talbot County Detention Center opened in July 1992 with a capacity for 148 inmates.
Situated on 1.5 acres across from the Talbot County District Court, the facility is a 3-story split-level building constructed primarily of brick. The climate-controlled facility is equipped with modern safety and security features, including heat and smoke detectors, as well as a fire sprinkler system. The average daily local population is approximately 95. The facility handles both pre-trial defendants and post-trial inmates.