Maine Department of Corrections

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Maine Department of Corrections
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Abbreviation MDOC
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Maine, USA
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Map of Maine Department of Corrections's jurisdiction.
Population 1,329,328
Headquarters Augusta, Maine

Agency executives
  • Dr. Joseph Fitzpatrick, Commissioner
  • Jody Breton, Deputy Commissioner
  • Rodney Bouffard, Associate Commissioner for Adult Facilities
  • Colin O'Neill, Associate Commissioner for Juvenile Services
Website
MEDOC Website

The Maine Department of Corrections is a state agency of Maine that is responsible for the direction and general administrative supervision, guidance and planning of both adult and juvenile correctional facilities and programs within the state. The agency has its headquarters in Augusta.[1] As of January 2016, the Maine DOC had 2,223 inmates in its custody.

History[edit]

In early 1823 the legislature authorized the construction of the first state prison. The facility was built in Thomaston atop the site of a limestone quarry.[2]

Adult Institutions[edit]

  • Bolduc Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 222)
  • Mountain View Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 375)
  • Downeast Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 148)
  • Maine Correctional Center (inmate capacity 662)
    • Women are incarcerated in that unit's Women's Center[3]
  • Maine State Prison (inmate capacity 916)
  • Southern Maine Re-Entry Center

Juvenile Institutions[edit]

The Division of Juvenile Services operates juvenile reformatories. The headquarters of the division is in the Elkins Building in Augusta.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Award Winning Maine Department of Corrections." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MAINE STATE PRISON IN THOMASTON". Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Women's Center." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Division of Juvenile Services." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  5. ^ "Long Creek Youth Development Center." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "Home." Arthur R. Gould School. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  7. ^ "Long Creek Youth Development Center." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Mountain View Youth Development Center." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Mountain View Youth Development Center." Maine Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 16, 2015.

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