Maine Correctional Center

The Maine Correctional Center (MCC) is a Medium/Minimum Security facility and houses both male and female prisoners. It was established by an Act of the Legislature on April 4, 1919. Originally called the Reformatory for Men, it was later named the “Men's” Correctional Center.  In 1976, the Stevens School was closed and the women were moved to the renamed “Maine” Correctional Center.

Today, the MCC complex includes a medium-custody facility housing approximately 650 incarcerated men and women as well as a 96-bed Minimum and Community custody facility for women called the Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center (SMWRC). The Maine Correctional Center is the primary reception center for the Maine Department of Corrections adult population.

It is the mission of the Maine Correctional Center to improve public safety by reducing the likelihood that incarcerated men and women will reoffend once released back into their communities. This is supported by providing opportunities for correctional rehabilitation in a setting that assures the safety of the public, the staff, and the incarcerated population and through the utilization of objective risk and needs assessment, professional practices, and evidence-based programming. 

Incarcerated men and women are also afforded opportunities in educational and vocational programs as well as work opportunities in a variety of industries programs. Throughout their MCC commitment, incarcerated men and women are expected to accept increasing levels of personal responsibility for their conduct. They are strongly encouraged to participate in the programs that will teach skills to assist them in being successful upon release and to overcome obstacles to their success. The Maine Correctional Center also strives to have incarcerated men and women recognize their family obligations and to plan for a successful reentry into their communities.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

You may reach the Maine Correctional Visitation Office at (207) 893-7109 to schedule a visit. If you want to tentatively schedule a visit please make sure you include the following:


To see the current visiting schedule, click here. You may also schedule your visit online by clicking here.

Approved Visiting List

You must be on your inmate’s approved visiting list in order to visit. You can get an application by clicking here, and then you must mail it to the institution.

Dress Code

Visitors must be properly attired. These clothing Items will be allowed into visits:

  • All visitors must wear undergarments;
  • Dress slacks, and Khaki pants or jeans;
  • Skirts and dresses knee length or longer;
  • Knee length shorts;
  • Tops and shirts that are loose fitting and completely cover the upper torso, that do not expose any level of cleavage or breast area below the collar bone;
  • Cardigan style sweaters and overshirts (i.e.: button downs), with no pockets or zippers, and must be worn with an undershirt. Button down shirts must not be unbuttoned any lower than the top two buttons. (all over shirts are subject to scan by the x-ray machine.) and
  • Closed toe shoes such as sneakers, boots, or dress shoes.

These clothing items will not be permitted into visits:

  • Gym shorts, short-shorts;
  • Tight fitting clothing;
  • Boxer shorts, or any exposed undergarments;
  • Tight fitting pants of any kind to include, low rise jeans, and leggings of any kind i.e.: leggings, spandex, and yoga pants;
  • Any items of clothing with rips, tears, or revealing holes;
  • Bare midriffs, half shirts, halter tops, or Sleeveless garments (the entire shoulder must be covered). Low-cut sweaters, blouses, v-necks, tank tops, or “tube” tops and shirts that expose any level of cleavage or breast area below the collar bone, and open back shirts; sweatshirts of any kind, to include hooded sweatshirts, and pull over fleece;
  • Zippered shirts. This will include any and all shirts, sweaters or long-sleeved t-shirts that have a zipper of ANY KIND; and
  • Clothing which refers to gangs, drugs, sex, violence or with vulgar or obscene language, or racial in nature.
  • pajamas, lingerie, or see-through clothing of any kind;
  • Sandals. Open toed shoes, or bare feet;
  • Hats, headbands and/or hooded clothing;
  • Outdoor Jackets. No jackets designed to be worn outdoors will be permitted into the visit room. this includes but is not limited to pullover style jackets, sport coats, and suit coats;
  • Double layered clothing on the bottom half of the visitor (e.g. 2 pairs of pants or skirts and slacks);
  • Any clothing like the clothing issued to an inmate, or uniformed personnel to include nursing scrubs, police, postal and utility; and
  • The officers may request other clothing not be allowed into the visit room.

Dress code rules may be waived in cases where children (0-10) and senior citizens (60 and over) are involved. 

Video Visits

Video Visits are NEW at the Women’s Center at Maine Correctional Center!  Maine Correctional Center now offers a Video Visitation Service through Legacy Inmate Communications. Legacy’s Video Visitation Service is an easy‐to‐use, 100% web‐based service.    

To host a video visit from home you must create a prepaid account at Legacy Inmate Communications and Click “Sign Up Now.” Then, all you have to do is enter your personal information, select the facility, and fund your account  

Once you are approved by the facility as a visitor, you will receive an email to begin scheduling visits 

At your scheduled visit time, log into your account via your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device with Adobe Flash Player and web browser. You will also need a High‐speed internet connection (wired connection is best), a webcam, microphone, speakers, and/or headphones  

Hours of video visitation are in twenty‐minute increments during the hours listed below:  

Monday through Sunday:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
Monday through Sunday:  6:45 pm – 8:45 pm  

All video visits must be scheduled two business days in advance and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. A prisoner or resident will not be excused from work or programming to participate in video visits.  

The prisoner or resident  is responsible to provide information to his or her approved visitors to ensure that a visitor does not attempt to schedule a video visit at a time when a prisoner or resident is in a job or program. 

Communications by or with prisoners made during video visits will be listened to, viewed,  and/or recorded by an investigative officer or other employee of the Maine Dept. of Corrections.

Physical Address

Maine Correctional Center
17 Mallison Falls Road
Windham, Maine 04062

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Maine Correctional Center
17 Mallison Falls Road
Windham, Maine 04062

All incoming prisoner mail must have a verifiable name and return address. Cash may not be sent to any prisoner. For more detailed information, see the Mail Policy.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Maine Correctional Center, but they do have access to a phone during assigned times and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Maine, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Maine Correctional Center via the Department of Corrections Money Deposit Service. This online service makes it possible for you to make online deposits to the general (trust) and phone accounts of eligible inmate with the convenience of a credit card payment. 

You may now make more than one deposit per week, and the maximum amount you are allowed to deposit is $100 to the general trust account and $100 to the phone account.

Deposits to a general (trust) account may be used by the inmate for purchases of allowable personal property items or phone time. Funds will be available to the individual approximately three business days following your transaction.

To use this service, you will need:

  • The MDOC number and date of birth of the individual you wish to make a deposit for.
  • A valid credit or debit card with a Visa or MasterCard logo. Prepaid Cards will not be accepted.

​Programs For ​Inmates

The Chaplain’s Office develops and coordinates religious services and programs to serve the diverse faith needs of the more than 600 inmates at the Maine Correctional Center.  With the help of area clergy and more than 100 trained volunteers, the chaplain seeks to provide religious and values based education, worship services, and faith exploration opportunities to nurture the growth of individuals and the flourishing of community.  

Programs and services are designed to assist participants in the practice of faith and in the integration of spirituality into daily life.  The office also seeks to encourage dialogue among members of various faith traditions and to support therapeutic programs aimed at successful return to the community.

Every effort is made to honor the spiritual traditions of each inmate and groups are convened for participant worship and study.  When there are insufficient numbers to gather as a group, individuals are offered support and spiritual opportunities through one-on-one meetings with representatives of their faith tradition.  The Chaplain’s Office typically coordinates services for Protestant and Catholic Christians, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, Christian Scientists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Wiccans, and Odinists. When practitioners of other traditions are present, additional groups are initiated.

In addition to worship experiences and study groups, the chaplain provides opportunities for individual pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and grief support. Concerts, guest speakers, educational forums, and films are also sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office. Professional courtesy clergy visits can be arranged through the chaplain.

Maine Correctional Center also offers educational programming, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, and self-help groups.

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Careers at Maine Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Maine Department of Corrections at the Maine Correctional Center, you can click here for more information.