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Maine Inmate Search

Updated on: April 3, 2024

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The Maine Department of Public Safety’s mission to “reduce the likelihood that juvenile and adult offenders will re-offend by providing practices, programs, and services which are evidence-based and which hold the offenders accountable.”

The Maine DOPS oversees the Maine Department of Corrections, which oversees all the prisons and jails in Maine.

The Maine Department of Corrections is the first step you should take in order to find an inmate you are looking for. MDOC gives several options for finding inmates in their system.

Maine Department of Correction Offender Search

The Maine Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Maine. This service provides a reliable and up to date way to search for information about adult prisoners/probationers in the Maine Department of Corrections system. Juveniles are not included in these searches. The search service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Search data is updated on a daily basis.

Information needed to search for an inmate are the inmate’s MDOC number, first/middle/last name, gender, and age.


VINELink, which is the online portal to VINE (America’s leading victim notification network) allows you to search for inmates in Maine. In order to use VINELink’s services, you will need to create a free account. In addition, you can contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

VINELink provides the most current and reliable information about inmate custody status changes and criminal case information. In addition, new user-friendly are available for users of the website.

The VINE service offers information by phone, email, and text messages, and they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

With VINELink, you can search for an inmate with their first or last name or their ID or case number.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is another resource you can use for a Maine prison inmate lookup.

The mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to “protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” (

To find an inmate, you will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number, and his or her first and last name.

This search displays results for inmates who have violated federal laws and have been sent to federal prisons.

Inmate Records Online Search

BeenVerified, established in 2007, is another resource you can use to find an inmate in the United States.

According to their website, BeenVerified “wants to provide you with access to public information that was formerly only available to big companies and people with deep pockets in a way that is easy, affordable, and fast.”  (

All you do is search for the inmate using his or her first and last name, and if the inmate is in the system, you will find him or her.

Search Specific Jails in Maine

You can also find an inmate you are looking for by performing a Maine state prisons inmate lookup.

Each jail website has its own jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail by searching the Maine county jail inmate lookup.

Go here to search specific jails in Maine and then search for the inmate you are looking for. When you click on an inmate you will see his or her mugshot, date of booking, charges, and some additional information like height/weight and hair/eye color.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Maine by completing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail where the inmate is serving time.

City Jail

A city jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial for minor crimes. These inmates usually stay in jail for a year or less.

County Jail

A county jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes —These inmates usually stay in a county jail for a year or less.

State prison

A state prison is a prison operated and maintained by a state where inmates are housed who have already been convicted of a crime. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that through the Maine Department of Corrections, you have many ways to search for the inmate you are looking for. If you cannot find who you are looking for with one search, try another one. If the inmate is serving time in a jail or prison in Maine, you will find him or her through these resources.

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Maine Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

Maine Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Maine.
To search for an inmate in Maine Department of Corrections follow the steps given below:

Navigate to inmate search page


Enter all valid data in the required fields.


Click on ‘Search’ button.

Maine Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Maine Department of Corrections
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Video Visitation link
Send Mail/Packages link
Send Money link
Address 25 Tyson Drive 3rd flr State House Station 111 Augusta, Maine 04333-0111
Phone (207) 287-2711
Fax (207) 287-4370

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List of Jails and Prisons in Maine