Kennebec County Jail – Augusta, ME

Kennebec County Jail is in Kennebec County, ME and is the main correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody in jail at Kennebec County Jail? This site tells you information about anything related to Kennebec County Jail: Find an inmate at Kennebec County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kennebec County Jail
115 State Street
Augusta, ME 4330

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (207) 623-2270
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

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

In order to look up who’s in jail at Kennebec County Jail you will need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Kennebec County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get information for anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another county jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Maine


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them at the Kennebec County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Kennebec County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, inmates at Kennebec County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into 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 until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Kennebec County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that could help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out 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. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Kennebec County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Kennebec County Jail phone number is: (207) 623-2270

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Kennebec County Jail is:

Kennebec County Jail
115 State Street
Augusta, ME 4330

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kennebec County Jail
115 State Street
Augusta, ME 4330


The inmate mail policy at Kennebec County Jail changes often, so check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Kennebec County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Maine State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records with the Kennebec County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Kennebec County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to access the Kennebec County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

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 on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not get the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Kennebec County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Kennebec County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kennebec County,the Kennebec County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s 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 Kennebec County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Kennebec 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 Kennebec 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Kennebec County Jail might change, so we suggest that you visit the official Kennebec County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Kennebec County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kennebec 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 Kennebec County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 a prisoner in Kennebec County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Kennebec County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Kennebec County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Kennebec County Jail


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  1. Sasha D says:

    I love you David l j D! I am very hurt, shocked, and upset by your actions but My love for you has not gone away, and maybe that means it never will. Mama and Eli miss you!!! Sorry if this wasn’t sent correctly, a website said you could “shout out” to an in inmate in kennebec county.

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