Downeast Correctional Facility – Maine

Know someone at Downeast Correctional Facility?  Downeast Correctional Facility is a state correctional facility in the Maine Department of Corrections.  This site will tell you about everything you might need to know about Downeast Correctional Facility:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  How to visit Downeast Correctional Facility inmates.  The address and phone number at Downeast Correctional Facility  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Downeast Correctional Facility.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

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

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Downeast Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Downeast Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the package or letter, and use the appropriate protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it might not get delivered.

Downeast Correctional Facility
64 Base Road 
Machiasport ME, 4655

Street Address / Prison Location


Downeast Correctional Facility
64 Base Road 
Machiasport ME, 4655

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (207) 255-1100

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page before you visit a prisoner.

Downeast Correctional Facility
64 Base Road 
Machiasport ME, 4655


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Phone Number

State prison inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call inmates, but, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the phone number to Downeast Correctional Facility.
(207) 255-1100

Downeast Correctional Facility inmates may be able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

Downeast Correctional Facility prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it may be useful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the general email address for the prison. You can’t email inmates at this address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Downeast Correctional Facility you must use an exact process to ensure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that are necessary to follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you proceed, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you should address mail to a state prison inmate at Downeast Correctional Facility:

Downeast Correctional Facility
64 Base Road 
Machiasport ME, 4655

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide a bank-like account for inmate monies and for buying items not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit funds to these Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the policies listed below:

The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have correct inmate info provided the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be accepted so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time changed to different prisons throughout Maine, so you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an Downeast Correctional Facility inmate.
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 Downeast Correctional Facility, you must be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Maine state prison has its own rules for visitation and these rules get changed regularly. The procedures listed below may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Downeast Correctional Facility’s site to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they can enter the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For everything listed below, check the main Downeast Correctional Facility website as this information is updated all the time:

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

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Prison Records

Section about Downeast Correctional Facility prison records coming soon.

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 Downeast Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

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


Info about Maine parole procedures to be added later.

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.


Info about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about life at Downeast Correctional Facility to be added later.

  • 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.


A news section will be posted ASAP.


A Downeast Correctional Facility photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, go to: Downeast Correctional Facility Jobs

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The official website: Downeast 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:

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

The definition of victim includes:

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

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

Victim Notification

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

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

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Downeast Correctional Facility coming.


Downeast Correctional Facility history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Downeast 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.


Information About Other Maine State Prisons: Maine State Prisons

Downeast Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Downeast Correctional Facility Website
Downeast 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 Downeast Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time at Downeast Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Downeast Correctional Facility?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Downeast Correctional Facility, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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