In 1824 the Maine State Prison was originally built in Thomaston, Maine. In 2002, the Maine State Prison was relocated to Warren, Maine. The facility is a maximum-security prison. It is home to 916 male prisoners with a daily population around 900 inmates.
It was just four years after Maine became its own state that the state legislature built the Maine State Prison in Thomaston. The original design for the building has underground cells. They were deep holes that the inmates had to lower each night and bring up during the day.
It was not until 1923 that the Maine State Prison was destroyed due to a fire. This incident killed many inmates that were housed in the facility. The old facility was then replaced with a smaller facility that only had two cell blocks. The cells were designed on the Auburn System. The hallways were very long and very narrow. The cells were very small sizing from 7 ft by 6 ft.
Also in 1923, the facility had a little bit of technology. They had the lock and unlocking doors mechanism.
While the Maine State Prison is a maximum-security prison, they do house minimum-security level inmates also. The minimum-security level inmates are only housed until they are transferred out to their permanent minimum-security prison.
The Maine State Prison also has a special management unit. The special management unit houses the high-risk inmates. The special management unit has three pods full of individual cells.
The Maine State Prison also has protective custody and reception prisoners. These inmates are kept in a closed custody unit. These closed custody units only have six pods of individual cells.
The Maine State Prison offers their inmates a variety of programs included vocational training, educational courses, and substance abuse treatment programs.
|Facility Name:||Maine State Prison|
|Facility Type:||State Prison|
|Address:||807 Cushing Road, Warren, ME, 04864|
|Offender Gender:||Male Offenders|
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Now you can do an inmate search from the comfort of your own home on your mobile device or your computer. You do not have to talk to anyone.
The Maine State Prison is operated and managed by the Maine Department of Corrections. The Maine Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for maintaining and keeping an up to date database of all inmates in their custody.
The Maine Department of Corrections made the database open to the general public. You can find the database on the Maine Department of Corrections official website.
You can search the database by these pieces of information:
• MDOC Number
• First Name
• Middle Name
• Last Name
• Age Range
• Weight Range
• Height Range
• Eye Color
• Hair Color
• Scars, Marks, Tattoos
• Current Status (in custody, probation, parole, released)
• Offense Type
Keep in mind, that the Maine Department of Corrections operates and manages many prisons throughout the state. All the prisons are in this database. When searching the database, you will not just get inmates from the Maine State Prison.
Inmates can receive written letters from their family and friends back home. In these written letters, you cannot have lipstick stains, cologne or perfume. If so, they will be returned to sender.
Inmates can, however, receive books, magazines, and newspapers. The books, magazines, and newspapers must be sent to the prison directly from the publisher. All books must be brand new. The books are required to be paperback. Hardcover books are not permitted.
Keep in mind that all the mail incoming and outgoing through the prison is checked by the prison staff before being delivered to the inmate or sent to the post office. If anything goes against protocol, they will either be properly disposed of or they will be returned to sender.
You will need to have a verifiable name and address on all mail you send to an inmate. Please do not send cash or money orders to an inmate through the mail. They will be returned to you, if you do.
The Maine State Prison inmate mailing address is:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Maine State Prison
807 Cushing Road
Warren, ME 04864-4600
Inmates will need money while in the Maine State Prison. They will need money to purchase items from the commissary, also known as the canteen. They will also need money to fund their telephone account too.
Since the Maine State Prison is operated and managed by the Maine Department of Corrections, the Maine Department of Corrections made it easy for family and friends of inmates to deposit money into the inmates account. You can deposit money into an inmate's account right on the official Maine Department of Corrections website.
Before you will be able to deposit money into an inmate's account, you will need to know their inmate number (MDOC number) and the date of birth. When depositing funds, you can use your credit or debit card.
However, you will need to create an account to deposit the money into an inmate's account. Creating an account is completely free.
Keep in mind that you will only be able to send $100 to their general account and $100 to their telephone account. It will take about 3 business days for the funds to show up from the time you make the transaction.
There are two ways for inmates to complete calls when they are in the Maine State Prison. They can either do collect calls or they can do prepaid calls. These are their only two options.
Collect calls can only be made to individuals who have a landline. These calls the receiver of the call will be responsible for the charges, not the inmate.
Prepaid calls is where you fund the inmate’s phone account, you can follow the directions above to do so. These calls the inmate pays for them using their telephone account. They can call both, landline and mobile phones. The receivers are not responsible for the charges.
When talking to an inmate, you cannot do a three-way call or do call forwarding. If you do, the call will be terminated. Inmates have a time limit of 15-minutes per call. This allows all inmates time to use the phones.
Inmates cannot receive calls or messages. If there is an emergency in the immediate family, you can call the prison, but the prison staff will have to verify the emergency before they will relay any message or allow the inmate a special phone call.
All calls can be recorded. All calls are monitored except for legal calls.
Inmates do not have access to the internet at the Maine State Prison, however, they still have access to their JPay account.
You can send them emails through the JPay system. Inmates will be able to check their emails when they check their account balances through JPay.
Keep in mind, sending these emails are not free. There is a fee that is involved with them.
When you fund an inmate’s account, it allows them to be able to shop at the commissary.
At the commissary they can buy all sorts of things such as junk food, regular food, clothing, entertainment, personal hygiene products, and much more.
There is a limit of how much an inmate can purchase per week and per month.
The commissary is open one day a week.
Before you can visit an inmate at the Maine State Prison, you will need to fill out the visitor application. Once your visitor application is approved, you will be able to visit inmates during the times above. Remember to bring your government-issued identification card, so you can go back to the visitation area.
Visiting hours at the Maine State Prison will vary. It all goes by your security level. The visiting hours are as follows:
Walk-in hours: Thursday through Sunday between 8:30am to 10:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm
General Population Inmate in either the medium custody unit or the closed custody unit can have visitors on Thursday through Sunday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Non-contact visits are between Monday through Wednesday between 8:30am to 11am and 2pm to 5pm. But you will need to make an appointment by calling 207-273-5302.
|Tuesday||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
|Friday||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
|Saturday||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
|Sunday||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.
While inmates are at Maine State Prison, they have access to a number of services during their stay. They will be able to take advantage of mental health treatments, dental, and medical services.
They can also enroll in vocational and educational training while doing their time too.
Maine State Prison also offers reentry programs for those inmates that are getting close to being released.