ME DOC - Central Maine Pre-Release Center

State Prison

Last Updated: July 05, 2019
1 Stevens St, Hallowell, ME 04347

Central Maine Pre-Release is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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ME DOC - Central Maine Pre-Release Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 207-287-3035

The inmates housed at Central Maine Pre-Release located at 1 Stevens St in Hallowell, ME are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

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

ME DOC - Central Maine Pre-Release Center is a facility in the Maine Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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

Non-contact visitation resumes the week of July 13, 2020, across MDOC facilities. Please note that visitation schedules can change abruptly based on the current COVID-19 climate.

Anyone unable or unwilling to adhere to the following requirements may be turned away.

Face Coverings

  • Visitors will be required to wear a face covering.
    • If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided to you at no cost.
    • Children 5 years of age and under will not be required to wear a face covering.

Health and Travel Screenings

  • Visitors will be screened upon entry, this includes a questionnaire and temperature check.
    • Visitors may be asked to leave if their temperature indicates a fever, and/or if their answers on the questionnaire indicate a COVID-19 concern.
  • At this time, visitors will only be permitted if they are residents of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey.
    • Visitors will be asked to show valid identification.

Visit Details

  • Offenders are allowed only one visit per month to accommodate the reduced number of visitation slots.
  • Visit sessions will be shortened to 1 hour to allow extra time for screening and processing.
  • Visits will only be offered on Saturdays and Sundays following the schedule below.
    • Visitation schedules have changed slightly from the pre-COVID schedule such as no gym visits and no Thursday night visits. (Weekday evenings will be reserved for video visits).
  • There will only be 5 in-person visits per period.
  • Visits will be limited to two persons from the same household.
  • Inmates and visitors will be socially distanced with a clear barrier between them; there will be no touching, hand-holding, kissing or hugging permitted.
  • Visitors must arrive by the start time noted on the visit schedule below.
  • Visitors arriving more than 15 minutes late may not be admitted.

To Schedule Visit

  • To request an in-person visit, call (207) 285-0816.
  • Phone calls to schedule an in-person visit will be accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • All calls must be made at least two business days prior to the date of the scheduled visit.
    • Alternatively, you may use the on-line visit form.
    • All online requests must be sent at least two business days prior to the date of the scheduled visit.
  • To sign up for a visit by mail, print the visitor application

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for ME DOC - Central Maine Pre-Release Center. For Directions call 207-287-3035

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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