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Work Programs
  • Outside work crew (lawn care, pig detail, gardening)
  • Maintenance (assists maintenance on projects)
  • Librarian (laebling,sorting,and organizing book carts for the facility)
  • Pod cleaners (clean dayroom, showers, rec. yards and other tasks as assigned by Pod Officer)
  • Trained Biohazard cleaners (once trained able to clean up biohazards)
  • Kitchen workers (prepares the facility meals under supervision)
  • Inmate helpers

    Portable pig pen 

This facility offers a 2 for 1 work / trustee program designed to allow qualified inmates to earn 1 day off their sentence for every 2 days worked. To qualify for this program:
  • An inmate must be fully sentenced
  • Have shown a willingness to be co-operative and willing to work
  • Have had a physical from our medical staff
  • Must be free of write-ups for misconduct for 10 days
  • Be able to pass a drug screen (I.E. Urine Test)
  • Those with disabilities will not be excluded
  • Any write-ups while on 2 for 1 may result in loss of 2 for 1
There are several different jobs available and are awarded to those who qualify at the discretion of the programs department. Remember, inmates may apply as soon as you enter the facility, however must show co-operation and willingness to work with staff for the 10 day period prior to being seen by the programs department.

Educational Programs
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • DSC01085
  • Creative Writing (In conjunction with University Maine at Farmington)
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • New Books for New Readers
  • Thresholds
  • WorkReady!
  • Distance Learning through Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Somerset County Academy:  College/Vocational Training preparation class through SAD 54
  • Art/ Drawing Class
  • Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Orientation
  • Community Nurturing
  • Computer Orientation/Open lab
  • Fatherhood
  • KVCC Courses
  • Literacy
  • Orientation for new inmates
  • Writing Class

Work Ready Graduation

Somerset County Jail is part of Skowhegan Adult Education.
  • Mental Health & Social Work Programs
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Co-Occurring Court
    • Substance Abuse Recovery Program
    • Inmate Outpatient Program
    • Mental Health Groups
    • Release Planning
    • Somerset County Community Corrections Program (Pre-Trial Monitoring, Graduated Sanctions, Title 30 Post-Conviction Releases, and Court Ordered Monitored Bail)
    • Alcohol Centered Treatment Services (A.C.T.S)
    • Anger, Alcohol and Abuse
    • Celebrating Recovery- Males
    • Exploring Relationships
    • Heathy Hobbies/ Activities-Knitting, Yoga  (WABI TV 5 Knitting at SCJ)            Knitting 1   knitting 2
    • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    • Prime for Life
    • Releasing the Past
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Seeking Safety- Trauma/ PTSD
  • Porch painted by particpants from our Alternative Sentencing Program at Good Will Hinckley

    ASP 3
    Recreational Programs
    • Basketball
    • Dayroom TV
    • Hacky Sack
    • Handball
    • Inmate Lending Library
    • Pod Dogs
    • Puzzles and Games
    • Knitting
  • Beanie   
  • Career Center- Vocational Interests
  • Electrical Apprenticeship- Training Opportunity
  • Employment Readiness- Appy for Jobs (Part I,II)
  • Application ABC's
  • Navigating Complex Application Processes
  • Interviewing (Part I,II)
  • Building Interview skills
  • Presenting the professional you
  • KVCAP- Employment/Community Resources
  • WorkReady
  •  Somerset County Resources and Jail Caseworker Information

Somerset County Maine Official Website

Contact Us

Somerset County
41 Court St.
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Ph: 207-474-9861
Fx: 207-474-7405
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Sheriff's Office
131 East Madison Road 
Madison, ME 04950 

Ph: 207-474-9861
Fx: 207-474-7402

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