Maine Department of Corrections Launches a New Search Service
By Christopher Oberg
The Department of Corrections developed this online service as a free and convenient way for users to search for information about adult prisoners* and adult probationers** within the State Corrections system (approximately 9,300 clients).
It is envisioned that this service will introduce many benefits including, but not limited to, the following: a reduction in the number of general question calls to the department and to provide victims with a mechanism to keep tabs on the status of their abuser.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and search data is updated on a daily basis.
This service was developed by the Department of Corrections and the Office of Information Technology (OIT), in collaboration with InforME (the State of Maine WEB portal vendor) and Abilis NE (a contracted vendor).
To access the Adult Prisoner & Probationer Search Service now, please use the following link: https://www1.maine.gov/online/mdoc/search-and-deposit/index.htm .
Instructions on usage of the service can also be found under the sites ‘FAQ’ section or by navigating to the following link: http://www.maine.gov/online/mdoc/search-and-deposit/QRCSearchService.pdf .
Prisoner: An adult incarcerated at a Maine Department of Corrections facility. For the purposes of this website it also includes prisoners under the jurisdiction of the Maine Department of Corrections that are housed in other locations, to include: county jails, other states, and federal facilities. Locate Adult Facilities in Maine.
*Probationer: An adult under probation supervision in the community. For the purposes of this website it also includes persons under other forms of community supervision such as parole and supervised community confinement. Learn about Adult Community Corrections in Maine.