Maine Inmate Search
The public record of an incarcerated person in the state of Maine is made accessible to anyone in accordance with the United States (US) law. These databases include basic information of offenders – such as their name, date of birth, offender ID number, housing facility, and gender – as well as their criminal records, court records charges, sentencing, mugshot, bail bond amount, parole status, and others.
How do I find an inmate in Maine?
Maine inmate search can be done through the Prisoner Search function provided by the State of Maine Department of Corrections. This inmate locator tool will help an individual to filter through the inmate list or probationer list in the Maine Department of Corrections system. To use the tool, individuals will need to provide either the full name or the MDOC number of prisoners. However, users are free to specify as much information as required by the system to narrow down the list of inmates. Aside from names and identity numbers, users can also add information such as gender, age range, weight range, height range, eye color, hair color, ethnicity, and even tattoo or scars.
Where are Maine inmates housed?
Maine adult state prisoners are under the jurisdiction of Maine DOC and are housed in between 7 correctional facilities throughout the state, consisting of 5 adult institutions and 2 juvenile correctional centers. The following are the name as well as the locations for the adult correctional facilities under MDOC:
17 Mallison Falls Road
Windham ME 04062
1182 Dover Road
Charleston, Maine 04422
516 Crushing Road
Warren ME 04864
230 River Road
Windham, ME 04062
807 Cushing Road
Warren, ME 04864
County Jails in Maine
Aside from Maine prison, an offender who has a jail sentence of less than a year will most likely be housed in county jail or police jail throughout Maine. These institutions are under the management of the Sheriff’s Office and the police department in Maine. Some county jails are famous for housing a high number of inmates. Among them are:
Cumberland County Jail
This jail is located in Portland, Maine, and is currently supervised by Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce. The average daily jail inmate population of this county jail is around 300 inmates with a maximum capacity of 420 beds.
York County Jail
York county jail is located in Alfred, Maine, and houses a daily average of 200 inmates out of a 300-bed capacity. This county jail is supervised by the Sheriff’s Office led by Sheriff William L. King, Jr.
Penobscot County Jail
Located in Bangor, Maine, the 250-bed capacity jail, houses approximately 160 inmates a day. This correctional jail is managed by the Sheriff’s Office under the supervision of Sheriff Troy Morton.
How do you contact an inmate in Maine?
Inmates are allowed to send and receive emails from friends and family as part of the MDOC initiatives for the rehabilitation process. Inmates can buy envelopes and stamps from their facility commissary. However, if the prisoner does not have any fund within their commissary account, they are still allowed to send two free letters per week given that they inform the prison staff in charge
With the exception of legal mail, which must be inspected in the presence of the prisoner, all mail may be opened, examined, and read. Any mail that appears to be written in a code or an undecipherable language will be handled and turned over to the Correctional Investigator as contraband. The sender is not allowed to send inmate items or money via mails.
Individuals are required to follow the following format when writing the address on the envelope:
Inmate Name, MDOC Number
PO Box or Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Although incoming calls for inmates are not allowed, the MDOC allows its prisoners to make outgoing calls and prepaid calls given that they have money in their prepaid telephone account. All other forwarding calls or three-way/ conferencing calls are strictly prohibited and the facility will drop the call immediately. All phone calls made may be recorded and monitored, except for legal calls.
Contact an inmate in case of an emergency
Individuals will need to inform the staff in the case of an emergency involving an immediate family member of a prisoner. This information will be verified by contacting law enforcement, hospital, or funeral home before relaying the news to the inmate. The prisoner will be informed if the emergency event is verifiable and will be allowed to make a special phone call. Under no circumstances will outside individuals be allowed to make an incoming call to the inmate or asking staff to relay any messages.
How to contact the Maine Department of Corrections?
The following are the contact information for the Maine Department of Corrections:
25 Tyson Drive 3rd floor
State House Station 111
Augusta, Maine 04333-0111
Maine DOC Phone Number: 207-287-2711
Maine DOC Fax Number: 207-287-4370
How do you find out the release date of an inmate in Maine?
The release date on an inmate can be found using the Prisoner Search function on the Maine Department of Corrections website. Other than that, individuals can opt to find the release date by directly requesting inmate records to the facility of interest.
Can I send a care package to an inmate in Maine?
Maine Department of Corrections allows their prisoners to receive care packages from a third-party vendor such as Access SecurePak. The company will give an ordering date timeline where families can order additional necessities, hygiene products, foods, snacks, and sometimes clothing. For more info on the available dates and items, families can check out the Access SecurePak webpage.
What can you send inmates in Maine prisons?
Sending mails/cards to inmates in Maine
Family and friends of inmates are allowed to send letters or cards to an inmate given that they follow the standard formats of mailing. Letters are required to be written on white paper using only white envelopes with no other decoration. Cards are allowed to be sent to an inmate as long as it is not multi-layered, padded, laminated, or heavily decorated. Both letters and cards should not contain any violence, nudity, sexual implication, or content that could compromise the safety of the inmate or facility.
This mailing privilege, however, does not extend for correspondence between inmates and:
- Another inmate
- Their victim
- A person prohibited contact by court order
- A minor whose guardian has sent a written request to the Chief Administrative Office requesting the inmate to not be allowed contact with the minor.
Sending photos or newspaper/magazine clipping to an inmate in Maine
Photos should follow the standard size of 4”x6” or smaller, at a limit of 5 photos per inmate. Photo sent should be a non-instant and non-Polaroid photo which should not have nudity or reflect any illegal activities.
For newspapers or magazine clippings, it should always be a full-length page with no alteration on any of the content. The page sent must always display the original name of the newspaper or magazines including the date issued.
Sending money to an inmate in Maine
Maine inmate has two fund accounts which is the commissary account and their telephone account. MDOC has prepared an easy method of depositing money into an inmate’s account by using the provided tool on their website. Money in the commissary account can be used to purchase additional items sold at the store within the facility, such as food, snacks, hygiene items, stationery, and postal items, electronics, and many more. Meanwhile, money in the telephone account is used by inmates to make outgoing phone calls to outside parties.
In order to deposit money using the function provided by the Maine Department of Corrections, individuals will need to provide the inmate’s MDOC number as well as their birth date. Users can continue the transaction process by using any debit or credit card that has a Visa or Mastercard logo on it.
How do I apply for Visitation of an inmate in Maine?
Individuals who are interested to apply for inmate visitation must first receive approval from the Maine Department of Corrections by submitting a complete visitor’s application. The correctional facility of the inmate must be selected by ticking the facility’s name in the application form. An interested visitor may be allowed to bring a minor visitor as long as they provide written permission of a parent or guardian having legal custody of the minor. This permission will need to go through the Chief Administrative Officer and must be notarized and limited to a certain time frame.
For direct family members of an inmate may be allowed a non-contact visit with an inmate while the application is being processed, however, will be highly dependent on the facility housing the inmate. But applicants who have a criminal record, the processing period can extend up to 6 weeks or longer. If the requestor is found to falsify any information in the application form, the application will be denied, and the applicant will be barred from applying for visitation for a duration of six months. Alternately, the prisoner will obtain a visitor’s clearance notice if an application has been accepted. From there forth, it will be the inmate’s full responsibility to inform the prospective visitor of the status of the application.
Those who have received approval from the department will need to schedule a visiting appointment with the respective facility at least 2 business days prior to the intended visit. The appointment can be made via email or telephone.
What are the Visitation rules?
Each correctional facility has its own sets of rules to abide by, therefore, approved visitors should take some time to read the rules, understand them, and complied with the rules. The following list is not the complete visiting rules but may serve as guidelines for visitors to understand what to expect during visitation. More info on each facility’s rules can be found on the MDOC webpage.
- Visitors must arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled visitation.
- All visiting minors will be escorted at all times by their parent or legal guardian.
- Visitors will be required to check-in with the Lobby Officer at the front desk by providing any photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, birth certificate (minors only), etc.)
- All visitors will be required to go through a security check such as a metal detector or K-9 dog search. If visiting individuals are suspected of smuggling contraband or other restricted items, the individual will be subjected to a pat-down search. If an individual refuses to cooperate with a pat-down, visitation will be declined or suspended.
All visitors are required to comply with each facility’s dress code during visitation.