Maine Inmate Search

Maine

About Maine Department of Corrections

The records of inmates that are held in Main State Prisons are kept and are updated by the Main Department of Corrections. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.

You can search the Maine Department of Corrections database by the information listed below:

  • First & Last Name
  • MDOC number
  • Offense Type
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Race
  • Eye Color
  • Weight
  • Location
  • Current Status

You will not be able to find juvenile offenders in this public database. The database is updated daily. Offenders currently in a state prison or those on probation currently can be found in this database. Those who have served their time and not currently on probation or in jail at this time can not be found in this database.

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

Department of Corrections Division

  • An inmate belongs to the Department of Corrections Division when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.
  • You will be able to find the Main Department of Corrections inmate search database on the​ official Maine Department of Corrections website.

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

  • Last Name
  • Middle Name
  • First Name
  • MDOC Number
  • Offense Type
  • Scars, Marks, & Tattoos
  • Gender
  • Location
  • Age
  • Current Status
  • Weight
  • Race
  • Height
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color

MODC number

While searching the database the MODC number will be the fastest way to search for an inmate, which is a 6-digit number. All inmates that are held in a state jail are given their own MODC number. This is done by the Main Department of Corrections.

The inmate's first and last name will not be needed if you are going to enter the inmates MODC number. Keep in mind if there aren't any inmate's that come up after you enter the MODC number, you will want to make sure you have entered the correct number since the number will need to be exact for the database to match an inmate.

The inmate's first and last name can be entered in the database if you aren't having any luck using the inmate's MODC number or if you don’t have the inmate’s MODC number available.  

There will be a list of inmates that matches the information about the inmate you entered.  

The information about these inmates is listed below:

  • Full Name
  • Number
  • Location
  • Mugshot
  • Earliest Possible Release Date
  • Status
  • Race
  • Date of Birth

The information below will be shown when you select the inmate's name that you are searching:

  • Inmate Number
  • Status
  • Scars, Marks, and Tattoos
  • MDOC Number
  • Convictions
  • Alias
  • Mugshots
  • Location
  • Gender
  • Earliest Custody Release Date
  • Race
  • Date of Birth
  • Hair Color
  • Height
  • Age
  • Eye Color
  • Weight

Who’s in Jail

Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Main database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.   

There are 11 state prisons located in the state of Main. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.

If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.  

County and city jails

Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.

There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.       

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Main Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The Main Department of Corrections updates its database during normal business hours.

You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.

The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.

Mugshots

  • The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public can access.
  • The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail.
  • The only reason an inmate will need to have their mugshots taken again is if they are being taken to a different jail.   

VINELink

  • The VINELink can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system.
  • This is where the state of Main will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for an offender or a  defendant.
  • You will get notified by email, calls or texts when you choose to get notifications on the inmate's profile.
  • You will get notified immediately when there are any changes in the inmate's Vine account.   

Sex Offender Search

The Main prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database, that the general public has access to this sex offender database.  

You will be able to find the sex offender database on the Maine Department of Public Safety.

You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:

  • City
  • First Name
  • Zip Code
  • Last Name

This database can be searched by using the name and zip code or the address information.

The offenders that are in this database are not behind bars.

You will see the information listed below when you select the offender you are looking for:  

  • Full Name
  • Registrant Type
  • Date of Birth
  • Convictions
  • Mugshots
  • Place of Employment
  • Town of Domicile

Types of Correctional Facilities in Maine

List of Correctional Facilities in Maine

There are 17 jails and prisons in Maine.

Showing 1 – 17 of 17 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
Central Maine Pre-Release Center County Jail County
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