Two Bridges Regional Jail – Wiscasset, ME

Two Bridges Regional Jail is in Two Bridges Regional Area, ME and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody at Two Bridges Regional Jail? This page gives you information about everything one might want to know about Two Bridges Regional Jail,like: Find an inmate at Two Bridges Regional Jail. How to view Two Bridges Regional Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Two Bridges Regional Area court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Two Bridges Regional Jail
522 Bath Road
Wiscasset, ME 4578

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 207-882-4268
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Two Bridges Regional Jail you need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Two Bridges Regional Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you should look here: List of all jails in Maine


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can view them at the Two Bridges Regional Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Two Bridges Regional Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners in the Two Bridges Regional Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Two Bridges Regional Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge 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 the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Two Bridges Regional Area

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out 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 they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you 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 and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 207-882-4268

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Two Bridges Regional Jail is:

Two Bridges Regional Jail
522 Bath Road
Wiscasset, ME 4578

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Two Bridges Regional Jail
522 Bath Road
Wiscasset, ME 4578


The Two Bridges Regional Jail mail policy changes, so check the official Two Bridges Regional Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘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 complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Maine State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Maine.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Two Bridges Regional Area Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Two Bridges Regional Area Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Two Bridges Regional Area Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and 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 immediately taken into custody, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Two Bridges Regional Area jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Two Bridges Regional Area court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Two Bridges Regional Area Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or 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 this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Two Bridges Regional Area,the Two Bridges Regional Area Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Two Bridges Regional Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Two Bridges Regional 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 Two Bridges Regional 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 jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site before send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Two Bridges Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Two Bridges Regional 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 Two Bridges Regional 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Two Bridges Regional Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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