Charleston Correctional Facility – Maine

Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Charleston Correctional Facility?  Charleston Correctional Facility is a state correctional facility in the Maine Department of Corrections.  This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Charleston Correctional Facility,like:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number at Charleston Correctional Facility  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Charleston Correctional Facility
State: Maine
DOC: Maine Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Charleston Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Charleston Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of Charleston Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison so that you correctly address the letter or package, and use the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Charleston Correctional Facility
1202 Dover Road 
Charleston ME, 4422

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Charleston Correctional Facility
1202 Dover Road 
Charleston ME, 4422

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (207) 285-0800
Fax:

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page before you visit a prisoner.

Charleston Correctional Facility
1202 Dover Road 
Charleston ME, 4422

Directions

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are times when it might be useful to have the phone number to the facility.
(207) 285-0800

Charleston Correctional Facility prisoners may be able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are some times when it may be useful to know the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for Charleston Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Charleston Correctional Facility you must follow an specific process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general postal correspondence may be read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you should address a package or letter to a prisoner at Charleston Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Charleston Correctional Facility
1202 Dover Road 
Charleston ME, 4422

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was created to provide a bank account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit funds into these Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates money by way of the mail and have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the steps provided below:

The deposit must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, in which the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid inmate information if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be deposited so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Maine state prisons: Maine State Prisons

Maine Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Charleston Correctional Facility, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Maine state prison has their own policies for prison visits and these policies are changed often. The information listed below may be changed now, so make sure to also read Charleston Correctional Facility’s official website to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo I.D. is OK.

For everything shown below, read the official prison facility site because this information is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Charleston Correctional Facility records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Charleston Correctional Facility death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Information about Maine parole will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about getting released from Charleston Correctional Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Charleston Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Charleston Correctional Facility news coming.

Photos

A Charleston Correctional Facility photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Charleston Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Charleston Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Charleston Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, go to: Charleston Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Charleston Correctional Facility Website

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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Family Resources

Info about family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A Charleston Correctional Facility history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Charleston Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Maine State Prisons: Maine State Prisons

Charleston Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Charleston Correctional Facility Website
Charleston Correctional Facility Jobs

Maine Department of Corrections Links

Maine Department of Corrections Main Website
Maine Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Maine Department of Corrections Prison Map
Maine Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Maine Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Maine Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Maine Department of Corrections Victim Services
Maine Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Maine State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Maine State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Maine State Prison Inmates
Maine State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Charleston Correctional Facility

Have you ever been a prisoner at Charleston Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write down your prison experience so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you could include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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