Knox County Correctional Facility – Rockland, ME

Knox County Correctional Facility is located in Knox County, ME and is the jail for this area. Do you know someone at Knox County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Knox County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Knox County Correctional Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Knox County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Knox County Correctional Facility
327 Park Street
Rockland, ME 4841

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (207) 594-0430
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Knox County Correctional Facility you will need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Knox County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you can check our Maine county jail guide: Maine County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Knox County Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Knox County Correctional Facility website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, 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.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: 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 primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Knox County Correctional Facility will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Knox County Correctional Facility. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Knox County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Knox County Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check 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 typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (207) 594-0430

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Knox County Correctional Facility:

Knox County Correctional Facility
327 Park Street
Rockland, ME 4841

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Knox County Correctional Facility
327 Park Street
Rockland, ME 4841


The Knox County Correctional Facility inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Maine State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Knox County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay 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

The Knox County court magistrate is the person that rules on your case. They do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just access the Knox County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken 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, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access 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 registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Knox County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Knox County,the Knox County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Knox County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Knox County Correctional Facility, 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 Knox County Correctional Facility 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 Knox County Correctional Facility could change, so be sure to visit the official website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Knox County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Knox County Correctional Facility, 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 Knox County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • 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 spent any time in Knox County Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Knox County Correctional Facility?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Knox County Correctional Facility

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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