Knox County ME Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 03, 2021
327 Park St, Rockland, ME 04841

Knox County ME Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Knox County ME Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 207-594-0430

The Knox County ME Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 327 Park St Rockland, ME which is operated locally by the Knox County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Knox County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Rockland Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Knox County Correctional Facility is located adjacent to the Knox County Public Safety Building and is approximately one mile from the county courthouse. The structure was completed in November 1991. The jail portion of the building was approved by the State Department of Corrections to hold 49 long-term prisoners, nine 48-hour prisoners, and two 4-hour prisoners, for a total capacity of 60.

The facility was not certified to house juvenile inmates and are required to separate female prisoners from the male population. In 2007 Knox County received a variance from Maine DOC to house 86 inmates. They are also, as all the County Correction facilities in Maine, working as a unified system with the State Prisons.

The Knox County Correctional Facility has a very unique role within the State of Maine. Knox County has two State prisons located within the County, which adds a considerable amount of responsibilities to the correctional facility. The County has its own Transport Teams, which at times are extremely busy because they are responsible for all transportation to and from the Courts. Juveniles are transported to appropriate holding facilities and are only at the Knox County Correctional Facility for processing and for short-term stays.

Inmate Services


  • Intake Health Screen

  • Medication Reconciliation

  • Health History & Exam

  • Specific Screen

Detoxification (Medical):

  • Detoxification Screening

  • Medically Supported Detoxification

  • Subutex - Pregnancy

  • Continue MAT


  • Formal Assessment

  • Telephone Screen (Program)


  • Treatment Program

  • 'Bed-to-Bed'

  • Care Coordination

  • MH Referral


  • Individual Contact

  • Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous:

Inmate Programs

Adult Education:

GED, Computer Training, Resume development, Job Application assistance, Use of Library, Tutoring and Educational Assistance.

Adult Social Services Programs:

AIDS Information classes, Anger Management, Substance Abuse Counseling, AA Cases, and Bible Studies. On occasion special interest classes are held, such as Parenting Classes.

Adult Work Programs:

Work Release, Work Rehabilitation - local seafood and construction companies, St. Bernard's Church and other businesses if applicable. Businesses pay them wages and supervise them picking them up and bringing them back at night. We hold their money and pay on their child support and fines. They have some money to take with them when they are released to start with. They also more than likely will have a job to go to.

Adult Community Service:

Available to non-profit organizations upon request such as mowing, clean up details roadside- beaches, animal shelter.

Other Adult Programs:

First time OUI offenders program, CARA Program (intense drug rehabilitation), re-entry program available, GED Program, food preparation, tractor safety, wood working, dog grooming, art, farming and our Garden Program. We look to do programs which will enable them to go out in society and be a productive citizen, able to work and support themselves. We hope this prevents them from coming back.

Inmate Locator

Knox County ME Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Maine. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Knox County ME Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 207-594-0430.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Knox County ME Jail - Visitation at 327 Park St, Rockland, ME

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 207-594-0430 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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