Maine Inmate Search

Maine

About Maine Department of Corrections

The Maine Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping an updated database for all inmates serving out their time in Maine state prisons. The Maine Department of Corrections database can be searched by the following:

Juvenile offenders will not be in the public database. The database is updated every day. This database includes offenders currently in a state prison or those on probation currently. This does not include those who have served their time and not currently on probation or in jail at this time.

Basic Information

Department Name Maine Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.maine.gov/corrections/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://www1.maine.gov/online/mdoc/search-and-deposit/
Location 25 Tyson Drive 3rd flr State House Station 111 Augusta, Maine 04333-0111
Phone Number (207) 287-2711
Fax (207) 287-4370

How to Do an Inmate Search in Maine

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The Maine Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Maine Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

The MODC number will take precedence during all searches. The MDOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their MDOC number by the Maine Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their MDOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the MDOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.

If you don’t know the inmate’s MDOC number or there is no search results for the MDOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.

When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.

You will see the following pieces of information in the Maine jails inmate search:

You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Maine inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.

In the state of Maine, there is 11 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the Maine prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Maine Department of Corrections.

Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions.

As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail.

As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Maine Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.

If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.

If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.

In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.

You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on the inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Maine. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Maine inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the Maine DOC offender search this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Maine Department of Public Safety.

You can search this database by the following pieces of information:

Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the offender's name or the address fields.

This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.

When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Maine

List of Correctional Facilities in Maine

There are 73 jails and prisons in Maine.
Showing 1 – 50 of 73 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Androscoggin County Jail County Jail Androscoggin County
Aroostook County Jail County Jail Aroostook County
Cumberland County Jail County Jail Cumberland County
Hancock County Jail County Jail Hancock County
Kennebec County Jail County Jail Kennebec County
Knox County Jail County Jail Knox County
Lincoln County Jail County Jail Lincoln County
Oxford County Jail County Jail Oxford County
Penobscot County Jail County Jail Penobscot County
Washington County Jail County Jail Washington County
Somerset County Jail County Jail Somerset County
Waldo County Jail County Jail Waldo County
Piscataquis County Jail County Jail Piscataquis County
York County Jail County Jail York County
Two Bridges Regional Jail County Jail Lincoln County
Bolduc Correctional Facility State Prison Knox County
Central Maine Pre-Release Center County Jail County
Charleston Correctional Facility State Prison Penobscot County
Downeast Correctional Facility State Prison Washington County
Maine Correctional Center State Prison Cumberland County
Mountain View Development Center State Prison Penobscot County
RJP - Coastal Regional Reentry Center State Prison Waldo County
Women's Reentry Center State Prison Penobscot County
Maine State Prison State Prison Knox County
Long Creek Youth Development Center State Prison County
Ashland Jail City Jail Aroostook County
Augusta Jail City Jail Kennebec County
Berwick Jail City Jail York County
Bethel Jail City Jail Oxford County
Bangor Jail City Jail Penobscot County
Bridgton Jail City Jail Cumberland County
Brunswick Jail City Jail Cumberland County
Brewer Jail City Jail Penobscot County
Buxton Jail City Jail York County
Cape Elizabeth Jail City Jail Cumberland County
Bucksport Jail City Jail Hancock County
Southern Maine Re-Entry Center State Prison York County
Maine Correctional Center:Women's Center State Prison Cumberland County
Clinton Jail City Jail Kennebec County
Caribou Jail City Jail Aroostook County
Cumberland Jail City Jail Cumberland County
Damariscotta Jail City Jail Lincoln County
Ellsworth Jail City Jail Hancock County
Farmington Jail City Jail Franklin County
Fairfield Jail City Jail Somerset County
Fryeburg Jail City Jail Oxford County
Gouldsboro Jail City Jail Hancock County
Houlton Jail City Jail Aroostook County
Hampden Jail City Jail Penobscot County
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