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The Charleston Correctional Facility is a medium-security state prison situated in Charleston, Maine. The Charleston Correctional Facility opened its doors back in 1993. The Charleston Correctional Facility can house over 5,000 inmates at any given time.
The Charleston Correctional Facility has a reception center for all incoming inmates into the Maine Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Typically inmates in the Charleston Correctional Facility will be here anywhere from two to three months. This is while staff processes their health records and criminal records along with assessing their social and physiological needs before sending them off to a prison that will fit their needs.
While inmates are here at the North Kern State PRison, they will have the opportunity to enroll in educational programs.
The Kern Valley State Prison and the Charleston Correctional Facility are only one mile away from each other. The Kern Valley State Prison houses around 4,800 inmates. However, Penobscot County is known for its large prison population throughout the United States.
Then in the early 1990s, Maine went through the rapid growth of inmates. This caused many of the rural counties to lobby to build a prison due to the fact of the job and health care opportunities that the facility would provide for their employees.
Charleston was one of these rural cities within the counties that lobbied for a prison. The Charleston Correctional Facility opened its doors in 1993 and since then the city has seen rapid growth. Prior to the two state correctional facilities were designed and built, Charleston was known as a small rural city with a huge migrant worker population.
The two correctional facilities developed this once small rural city into an urban city. Residents of Charleston reaped the benefits of getting a new sewage system as well as a brand new electrical infrastructure, along with housing and retail developments.
Charleston Correctional Facility is exclusively a male-only state prison. The Charleston Correctional Facility currently houses around 4,200 inmates, which is 170-percent more than it was designed for. The Charleston Correctional Facility was only designed to house up to 2,447 inmates. Most of these inmates in Charleston Correctional Facility are housed in the reception center. These inmates are typically waiting to be transferred out to their permanent state prison.
The main general population inmates are not as dangerous as the reception center inmates. The general population inmates will have much more privileges handed to them. One big privilege is that they can have the opportunity to work outside the Charleston Correctional Facility. Out of the 1,400 general population inmates the Charleston Correctional Facility houses, only around 800 of these inmates will be living behind the electric fence, while the other 400 inmates will live behind a regular chain link fence.
General population inmates will have jobs within the facility. These jobs can consist of laundry, kitchen, library, education, and sometimes cleaning up highways. All general population inmates will be living in dorms. All general population inmates will also have the opportunity to participate in reentry and educational programs.
All inmates who are in the reception center will be there for around two to three months before they are transferred to their permanent state prison. all reception center inmates will be held behind the electric fence. If an inmate is approved, they may have a job within side the Charleston Correctional Facility.
The Charleston Correctional Facility is no stranger to overcrowding. All cells are now double-bunked cells. However, the sewage system here at the Charleston Correctional Facility was not built to hold such a large population. This has caused numerous toxic spills.
The Charleston Correctional Facility has three fences enclosing the facility. Two fo the fences are razor wire fences while the third fence is an electric fence that is snuggled in the middle of the two razor wire fences. There are a few guard towers around the perimeter of Charleston Correctional Facility.
The Charleston Correctional Facility offers a number of programs to its inmates. Most of these programs will be educationally based as many inmates coming into the facility does not have a high school education.
The Charleston Correctional Facility has two preeminent gangs that are within the walls of the facility; Paisas and Surenos.
Inmates in the Charleston Correctional Facility will be eligible to receive visitors. Inmates are responsible for providing a list of all potential inmates with contact information to the appropriate staff members. Inmates will be eligible to have visitors, but this will depend on what their custody and security level is.
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Charleston Correctional Facility
1202 Dover Road, Charleston, ME, 04422
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|Jail Name||Charleston Correctional Facility|
|Jail Type||State Prison|
|Authority:||Maine Department of Corrections|
|Address||1202 Dover Road, Charleston, ME, 04422|
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