Downeast Correctional Facility - ME DOC

State Prison

Last Updated: February 20, 2024
64 Base Rd, Machiasport, ME 04655

Downeast CF is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Downeast CF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 207-255-1100.

Located at 64 Base Rd in Machiasport, ME, Downeast CF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Downeast CF offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on Downeast Correctional Facility - ME DOC so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

The DCF, situated in Machiasport, stands as a beacon of hope for adult male residents with five years or less left on their sentences. With a capacity of 48 residents, this minimum security/pre-release institution offers a comprehensive array of programs and services aimed at rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.

The facility's Classification Committee plays a pivotal role in orienting new prisoners to the facility and its various programs. This committee ensures the safety and well-being of each resident while analyzing input to determine their initial security status and any necessary changes. Additionally, a dedicated caseworker assists prisoners and their families in recommending treatment programs within the community, facilitating therapeutic and rehabilitative efforts.

In terms of medical care, the facility's Medical Department is staffed by a Registered Nurse (RN) for 12 hours a day, with visiting doctors, physician assistants (PAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and dental and optical staff available as needed, ensuring residents receive essential healthcare services.

The educational program at DCF offers residents the opportunity to pursue a high school diploma or GED, with the NovaNET program allowing them to enhance their skills in grades 6 through 12. Furthermore, the vocational programs, led by degreed instructors, provide training in upholstery, welding, and building trades, equipping residents with valuable skills for employment upon release. Additionally, an Industries program has been implemented for the manufacture of denim jeans for the wider Department of Corrections prisoner population.

As part of the community restitution program, residents provide assistance to state agencies, local municipalities, and non-profit organizations in maintaining their facilities. The firefighting crew, in particular, plays a vital role in supporting the State of Maine Forestry Department, earning acclaim for their efforts in combating wildfires across the state.

The treatment program at DCF focuses on psychological treatment, with counselors offering substance abuse education, relapse prevention, individual substance counseling, and crisis intervention groups. Through these programs, residents receive support and guidance to address underlying issues and develop essential coping mechanisms for successful rehabilitation.

In summary, the Downeast Correctional Facility offers a holistic approach to rehabilitation, providing residents with educational, vocational, and therapeutic opportunities to foster personal growth and prepare for a positive reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Downeast CF maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

Get an Arrest Record immediately.

Visitation Information

IF you are an approved visitor, to schedule a visit, call the facility at 207-255-1104 between Monday-Thursday, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Visits are Saturday 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm or Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Walk-in visits are not permitted.

Visitor Application Process

Only visitors who are on the resident's approved visiting list will be permitted to visit. Any person wishing to visit who has not previously been an approved visitor must submit a Visitor Application. Residents will be notified if their potential visitors are approved or denied visitation.

Fill out an application; only one name per application.

Make sure that you sign the application and return it:

Attention: Visits
Downeast Correctional Facility
64 Base Road
Machiasport, Maine 04655

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