Androscoggin County Jail – Auburn, ME

Androscoggin County Jail is in Androscoggin County and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Androscoggin County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Androscoggin County Jail: Find an inmate at Androscoggin County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Androscoggin County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Androscoggin County Jail
40 Pleasant Street
Auburn, ME 4210

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (207) 753-2500
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Androscoggin County Jail you will need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Androscoggin County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Maine


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Androscoggin County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Androscoggin County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Androscoggin County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Androscoggin County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. This information will go in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Androscoggin County Jail can change, so you should review the official Androscoggin County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or totally denied.

The Androscoggin County Jail phone number is: (207) 753-2500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Androscoggin County Jail:

Androscoggin County Jail
40 Pleasant Street
Auburn, ME 4210

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Androscoggin County Jail
40 Pleasant Street
Auburn, ME 4210


The inmate mail policy at Androscoggin County Jail changes, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Maine State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Androscoggin County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Androscoggin County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Androscoggin County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Androscoggin County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Androscoggin County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Androscoggin County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Androscoggin County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail can change, so you should visit the site before you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Androscoggin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Androscoggin County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Androscoggin County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Androscoggin County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Androscoggin County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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