Central Maine Pre-Release Center

Reentry & Treatment Facility

Last Updated: February 20, 2024
1 Stevens St, Hallowell, ME 04347

Central Maine Pre-Release is for Reentry & Treatment Facility offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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You can support your loved ones at Central Maine Pre-Release on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 207-287-3035.

The Central Maine Pre-Release Center in Hallowell, ME, focuses on successful offender reintegration into society, crucial for effective crime control. With high recidivism rates, evidence-based practices tailor programs for medium to high-risk individuals, reducing repeat offenses. Reentry and Treatment Centers offer structured environments and various programs aiding rehabilitation and community reconnection efforts. Collaborating with the Kennebec Sheriff's Department, the Maine Department of Corrections, and sometimes the Federal Bureau of Prisons, comprehensive reentry services prioritize education, substance abuse treatment, and workforce development. Facilities assist officers in monitoring compliance and serve as alternatives to pretrial detention, considering cost-effectiveness and reducing overcrowding. Emphasizing individual needs, family support, and community integration, the center aims for holistic support, empowering successful reintegration.

The Central Maine Pre-Release Center opened in Hallowell in 1979, on the grounds of the former Stevens School complex, under the jurisdiction of the then Department of Mental Health and Corrections. The DOC continues to work very closely with the Hallowell Citizens Advisory Group who were included in the original planning process for this pre-release facility.

To date, the Department still upholds its pledge that sex offenders who have been convicted of a crime against a "stranger" will not be housed at the CMPRC.

Prisoners at this unit participate in public restitution work crews and a work release program. The public restitution program has provided approximately 22,000 man hours of free labor annually to citizens of the greater Kennebec County region. The facility is also the site for phase 2 of the Departments' residential substance abuse treatment program (Transitional Therapeutic Program).

The facility, in conjunction with S.A.D. 16, Adult Education, also offers approximately 50 hours of educational classes to the inmate population each week.

Central Maine Pre-Release Center has developed a crime prevention program, which is designed for presentations in the public schools and other similar forums. The primary focal points of the Right Choices Program are substance abuse and anger related issues. The prisoners' message to the students is a simple one: learn to make better choices by being made aware of the consequences of our poor choices.

Probation Services

Probation is a court-ordered term of community supervision with specified conditions for a determinant period of time that cannot exceed the maximum sentence for the offense. It is imposed on an adjudicated offender who is placed under supervision in lieu of or subsequent to incarceration, with a requirement to comply with certain standards of conduct. The probationer is required to abide by all conditions ordered by the court. Violation of these conditions may result in revocation by the court and imposition of an underlying sentence which was imposed at the time the offender was sentenced to probation. The probationer is generally required to pay the cost of supervision to the State of Maine, and may have additional conditions requiring payment of restitution, court costs and fines, public service, various types of treatment.

The probationer is usually required to visit his/her supervising officer in the local field office at intervals related to their risk of re-offending as measured by a risk/need assessment tool. If the probationer's assessment places him/her in the higher risk of re-offending classifications, the officer will contact the offender at his/her home and place of employment in addition to maintaining contact with service providers and other community members.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Maine. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Central Maine Pre-Release Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Central Maine Pre-Release are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Residents in treatment often have conflicting schedules as many have off-site employment and are not always available during visiting hours. Please reach out to 207-287-3035, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Hallowell.

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