The Maine Jail System
Maine has 16 counties and 15 jail facilities with a rated capacity of 1,387 beds. The jail population was 1,545 in 2005, which is much lower than some of the surrounding states. The DOC conducts inspections and enforces Maine jail standards. In 2009, state legislation was passed to provide some state funding for local jails and placement of some state prisoners in local facilities (which is a little different to think about).
The Maine Prison System
The inmate population in July, 2011 was 2,081. They are housed in 6 facilities operated by the Dept. of Corrections and in county facilities under contract with the state. There are appoximately 1,400 employees in the Department, with a 2011 budget of $145 million.
The Community Corrections System
The DOC's Div. of Adult Community Corrections supervised 7,316 probationers and 31 parolees at theend of 2009. Maine abolished parole in 1976.
|Androscoggin County Jail - Auburn, ME
||Aroostook County Jail - Houlton, ME
||Cumberland County Jail - Portland, ME
|Franklin County Jail - Farmington, ME
||Hancock County Jail - Ellsworth, ME
||Kennebec County Jail - Augusta, ME
|Knox County Jail - Rockland, ME
||Oxford County Jail - South Paris, ME
||Penobscot County Jail - Bangor, ME
|Piscataquis County Jail - Dover Foxcroft, ME
||Somerset County Jail - Madison, ME
||Two Bridges Regional Jail - Wiscasset, ME
|Waldo County Jail - Belfast, ME
||Washington County Jail - Machias, ME
||York County Jail - Alfred, ME
|Here you can find information on our nations county jails including general jail information such as address and phone number, inmate visitation rights, how to send mail and money to inmates, and resources on posting bail and getting bail bonds. Please contact us if you find any incorrect or missing information.