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  • How do I find out if I have outstanding warrants or my criminal history?

    You may obtain your criminal records history, conviction and adjudication information from Maine State Bureau of Identification https://www5.informe.org/online/pcr/As these records do not belong to Somerset County Jail, staff cannot provide this information to you.   
  • How do I bail out an arrestee?

    You will receive a call from the arrestee or be informed by the booking officer, 474-7409, of the set bail. Once you arrive at the jail with the appropriate bail money in cash plus $60 Bail Commissioner's fee, the money will be verified by a jail staff member and the Bail Commissioner will be called. Be advised all of our Bail Commissioners work in the community so it may be up to an hour wait. Jail staff will attempt to keep you informed of any delays in the Bail Commissioner's arrival.
  • How do I schedule a Video Visit with an inmate?

    The jail contracts with Securus Technologies for this service. You will need: internet access, email account, a computer with web cam and microphone, and to register with: www.securustech.net Your registration will require you to take a picture of yourself and your current government issued ID card. This registration will be approved by the jail and you will receive an email. Upon receipt of this approval you will be able to schedule your visit through the Securus web portal. The jail attempts to approve all requested visits within 24 hours but occasionally due to operations this may not occur. If you do not receive an approved visit email prior to your scheduled video visit call the jail at 474-7409.   
  • How do I find out when an arrestee is going to court?

    Maine Statutes requires that all arrestees be arraigned within 72 hours, these are normally scheduled for the next court session on Monday, Wednesdays, or Fridays. You can call the court at: . If you wish to attend the court session you may do so at the appropriate court in Skowhegan regardless if the arraignment is in person at the court or via Video Arraignment at the jail.
  • How do I pick up property from an inmate at Somerset County Jail?

    Inmate property available for pick up is available through the public lobby officer at Somerset County Jail, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am -4:00 pm. Additionally, you may pick this property up after a inmate visit.
  • How do I schedule a Contact Visit?

    Somerset County Jail does not have contact visiting. All visits are non-contact for your safety and to limit contraband.
  • How come my inmate did not recieve the mail I sent to them?

    Somerset County Jail opens and inspects all incoming mail for contraband. Mail that contains handmade cards and/or artwork; plastic covered cards; glitter; stick-ons; scented paper or cards; or objectionable pictures. If the contents of the correspondence are not contraband then a copy will be made and given to the inmate. Somerset County Jail does not receive mail over the weekends due to USPS policy and delivery schedule. Mail without a return address is not given to the inmate unless the sender can be determined during the contraband inspection process.
  • How do I become a Corrections Officer?

    Somerset County Jail generally hires and trains 12-20 corrections officers per year. The hiring process starts with submitting an application available on Somerset County Website or at the jail. As of 7/1/15 the Maine Criminal Justice Academy implemented policies to increase the entrance standards for Corrections Officer Basic Training. From that date forward, all applicants must pass the Alert Test, with a score of at least 37, to be considered for employment as a Corrections Officer. You must call the academy and schedule an appointment to take the Alert Test. Once you have taken the Alert Test the academy will mail you an official letter advising you of your score. Please attach a copy of this letter to your application.

    Academy phone number: (207) 877-8000

    Academy address: 15 Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro, ME 04989
    Cost of test: $50.00, pass or fail

    Proof of passing the Alert test must be submitted with your application. The hiring criteria for Somerset County Jail are outlined on the jail's webpage.   
  • How do I report sexual assault or sexual harassment on behalf of an inmate?

    You may write: Somerset County Jail, Attn: PREA Coordinator, 131 E. Madison Rd., Madison, ME 04950. You may call the Jail's PREA Report line: 207-858-9572. You may choose to do so anonymously but your correspondence needs to include enough information so that an investigation can be conducted: who was involved, what is alleged to have occurred, approximate date, time and location within the jail. Be assured that Somerset County Jail takes all such allegations seriously and will take appropriate action.
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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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