Maine State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information
The Maine State Prison is situated in Thomaston, Maine. The original Maine State Prison was built in 1824. It was not until 2002, when the new current Maine State Prison was moved to Warren, Maine. The Maine State Prison is a maximum-security facility that can hold up to 916 inmates. The Maine State Prison will typically house around 900 inmates a day.
In 1824, this was only four years after the state of Maine left Massachusetts and became their own state. This was when the state legislature formed the Maine State Prison that was originally Thomaston. The layout of the original Maine State Prison had numerous underground cells, which inmates were brought to each and every night, and then brought out during the day.
It was not until 1923 when the Maine State Prison was destroyed by a fire. During this fire, many inmates perished. The old original facility had two cell blocks. The cell blocks were modeled after the Auburn System. The facility had long narrow hallways that lead to small cells. During the 1920s this facility was very modern, but as technology and time passed, this cell quickly became outdated.
Just a few miles away from the Maine State PRison there was a farm, where selected inmates could work. The produce that was picked from this farm, was used by the facility and was never for sale. Other inmates would have the opportunity to work in maintenance, carriage shops, and harness shops.
After the fire of in the old Maine State Prison, the Maine State Prison was moved to a larger facility in Warren. This also helped relieve some of the ever-growing inmate population that the Maine State Prison was experiencing. However, many residents of Thomaston didn’t like the relocation of the facility, as it was a huge part of the cities history and helped with the cities economic status. Where the old original facility once was is now a field in Thomaston.
Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Maine State Prison
807 Cushing Road, Warren, ME, 04864
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.