Click here for Maine Prison DOC Visitation Information Introduction It is the policy of the Maine Department of Corrections to permit prisoners to have visits with family, friends and professional visitors under conditions that are consistent with the safety, security, and orderly management of the facility.
There is information regarding directions, parking, check-in, property, etc. Our staff members are professional and are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times. Visitor Comment Cards are also available in the Prison Lobby. Contact the Lobby Officer for additional information: Immediate family includes spouse, natural, foster or adoptive mother, father, son, daughter, grandfather or grandmother, grandchild, brother or sister, or step-mother, step-father, step-son, step-daughter, step-grandfather or step-grandmother, step-grandchild or step-brother or step-sister.
Make sure that you sign the application and return it: It may take longer if an applicant has a criminal record. Falsifying an application will result automatic denial and not able to reapply for six 6 months.
An adult who is not a parent or legal guardian and is an approved visitor may also be allowed to bring in a minor visitor with the written permission of a parent having legal custody or the legal guardian of the minor, and with the prior approval of the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee. The written permission must be notarized and must be limited to a specific period of time e. Concord Trailways provides daily bus service to the Rockland Ferry Terminal from points north and points south of Rockland.
Concord Trailways is approximately 8 miles north of the Prison via Rte. Local taxicab service is available from: Visitors are to pull into the very first row of parking, and park on the left side of that row. All personal vehicles shall be locked prior to entering the facility. Children are not to be unattended at any time while on the premises, to include in the parking lot. Unauthorized vehicles are not allowed past that first row of parking in the lot. Once inside the double doors you arrive in the Maine State Prison Lobby.
All visitors will be given three attempts to successfully pass through the metal detectors. Visitors wishing to leave and fix their outfit which may be the cause of the unsuccessful metal detector attempt may do so and then return before their third attempt.
If the hand held metal detector does not indicate the area of the medical procedure that may prevent the visitor from proceeding through the metal detector, then the visit will not be granted.
At any time that you refuse to allow the K-9 and Handler to search you before for your visit, your visit will be terminated. Your visit privileges may also be suspended from all DOC facilities if you do not consent to the K-9 search. Children under the age of four do not count as one of the three visitors. The Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, of each facility shall ensure that there is a bathroom available for use by visitors during visits and that a diaper changing table is available in the bathroom.
Prisoners shall not be allowed to use or otherwise enter a visitor bathroom during visits for any reason. Adults must accompany children at all times, and will be responsible for their behavior. Each child will be allowed to go to the bookcase during the visit period, and bring books or toys back to their visiting table. Children must return directly to their table after selecting their books and toys.
Adult visitors are responsible for picking up and returning books and toys to the bookcase. All children must be seated within the immediate vicinity of the parents or guardians. Children may not sit unsupervised. Children must remain seated, may not climb on furniture or disturb other visitors in any way, which includes yelling, screaming or throwing things. Photographs in the Visit Room: While personal cameras are not permitted, you may elect to have personal photographs taken in the visit room.
All adults and children must be in a standing position for all photographs. Infants may be held in an appropriate position by an adult.
No inappropriate hand, body or facial gestures will be permitted. Holding hands in permitted, however no other physical contact will be permitted. All personal photos will be inspected and approved by the Visit Officer or Visit Supervisor. All visitors will conduct themselves in a polite and professional manner throughout the course of their visit at the facility.
Visitors will be permitted to have their visit during the visit period when they arrive late to visits, as long as it has been pre-scheduled, dressed appropriately, and providing the prisoner is still waiting in the Visit Area for his scheduled visit. Thursday through Sunday 8: Approved visitors must pre-schedule visit appointments. Visit appointments must be made by telephone or email only.
Visitors may telephone from 8: A visitor traveling from out of state or presenting another reason for an extended visit or an additional visit may make a request for extra visit time or an additional visit. Professional Visits involving the prisoner between that prisoner and an attorney or a private investigator, a representative of a legal advocacy organization, Department of Corrections staff from outside the facility, staff from another state agency, staff from a federal agency, a law enforcement official, staff from a recognized community treatment program, or clergy.
No professional shall be allowed to schedule a professional visit with a prisoner unless first approved by the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, who may require verification of professional capacity and any other reasonable requirements to be met.
If such requirements are met, approval shall be given unless there is reasonable suspicion that allowing the professional to visit would facilitate criminal activity or violation of facility rules or would create a risk to the safety, security, or orderly management of the facility or unless contact between the prisoner and the professional is prohibited under one of the circumstances listed in Procedure F of the visit policy.
All professional visits must be scheduled in advance with the visit officer or other staff designated by the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee.
Unless the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, grants an extended visit or an additional visit, a bonding visit shall occur during normal visit hours.
During a bonding visit, the prisoner may breastfeed or bottle feed the infant. Appropriate Attire It is Your Responsibility to be dressed appropriately to gain entrance for your visit. Both adults and minors are expected to be dressed according to the Appropriate Attire policy.
Please refer to Appropriate Attire area of this guide for information. The following items are considered inappropriate attire for the Maine State Prison and will not be allowed: Any clothing that reveals undergarments or cleavage includes see though mesh and fishnet. Headgear of any kind; e. This includes but not limited to pullover style jackets. Sweaters must be buttoned or zipped during visits. Scarves, shawls, ties, or wraps.
Spandex or what appears to be spandex material. No ripped, torn or altered clothing. Attire may not display gang affiliations or gang culture. Attire that is obscene, racist, drug and alcohol related or displays sexual content.
No person currently in service of a sentence will be permitted to visit. Ex-offenders must apply in writing to the Warden, one year after completion of their sentence before being allowed to visit. Prisoners may be restricted to non-contact visitation as outlined in Department Policy Firearms and other weapons are not allowed on State Property. Any visitor suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall not be permitted to visit any prisoner and shall be required to leave the facility property immediately.
Trafficking Contraband is a crime: That person intentionally conveys or attempts to convey contraband to any person in official custody; or, Being a person in official custody, he intentionally makes, obtains, or possesses contraband. Contraband, for the purpose of this section, is defined as a dangerous weapon, any tool or other thing that may be used to facilitate escape or any other thing that a person confined in official custody is prohibited by statute from making or possessing.
Examples of contraband are: Punishment may include imprisonment for up to 5 years. That person intentionally conveys or attempts to convey tobacco or tobacco products to a person confined in an adult correctional facility that has banned the use of tobacco or tobacco products by prisoners; or That person is confined in an adult correctional facility that has banned the use of tobacco or tobacco products by prisoners and the person intentionally obtains or possesses tobacco or tobacco products.
Punishment may include imprisonment for up to 6 months. Visit Room Rules Nothing will be passed between the visitor and prisoner. With contact visits, a visitor and prisoner may embrace or kiss briefly at the beginning and end of the visit.
There shall be no profane or loud language. Electronics are not allowed in the Visit Room. Prisoners and visitors are not allowed to move around the visit room or converse with other prisoners.
Food, drinks, toys, candies and gum from the outside are not allowed in the visit room. Also allowed into the visit room for the care of infants and toddlers, is one diaper and a small amount of wipes no container of wipes , diapers and wipes are not allow at visit tables, there will be a designated area to house these items.
Lockers are available in the Lobby to store items. The prisoner or visitor will carry no articles into the visit room. Visitors may ask to speak with the Shift Commander regarding any visit issue.