Oxford County Jail

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Oxford County Jail Information

The Oxford County Jail is a 45 bed jail in the city of South Paris, Oxford County, Maine. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Maine State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 207-743-9554, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Oxford County Jail at 207-743-9554 to get it.

Phone: 207-743-9554

Physical Address:
26 Western Ave.
PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Oxford County Jail
PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281

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How Do You Find Someone in the Oxford County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Oxford County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 207-743-9554 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Criminal Court Records online for Oxford County or any other Maine county through Maine eCourts.

Oxford County Jail Inmate Search

The Oxford County Jail maintains an average of 45 offenders in custody on any given day. The Oxford County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Oxford County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 900 offenders.

The following charts of Oxford County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Oxford County Corrections Department, the state of Maine Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Oxford County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Oxford County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Oxford County Jail
The Oxford County Jail in Maine has a maximum capacity of 45 prisoners. The address and contact number for the Oxford County Jail in Maine are as follows. Address: 26 Western Ave, South Paris, ME 04281. Phone number: 207-743-9554. The Oxford County Jail in Maine has varying visitation hours depending on the day of the week, where the inmate is housed, the inmate's sex, and whether or not it is a holiday. However, according to, the visiting hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM. You can find the address and phone number of the jail on, and more information about booking, calls, and phone on. Additionally, provides an updated inmate roster. There is no clear information on the specific inmate issues and conditions at the Oxford County Jail in Maine. However, the Oxford County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing high-quality law enforcement and correctional services in an efficient and effective manner. The Oxford County Jail is a medium-security detention center that is accredited by Maine to hold inmates. If you want to visit the facility, it is recommended to call ahead of time to find out the best time to visit. The Oxford County Jail in Maine underwent extensive renovation in 2021 to upgrade from a facility that was previously used for 72-hour holds to a full-time corrections facility. The goal of the jail is to create a safe, secure, and humane facility for the community, staff, and inmates. The jail is a medium-security detention center that houses inmates who may be awaiting trial or sentencing, or serving a sentence after conviction. The jail is also a part of Maine's historical landmarks, as it was one of the first business transactions for the new county.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Oxford County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Oxford County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 207-743-9554.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Oxford County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Oxford County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Oxford County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Oxford County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Oxford County and other Maine and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Oxford County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Oxford County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Oxford County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Oxford County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Oxford County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Oxford County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail?

Oxford County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Oxford County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Oxford County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Oxford County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Oxford County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Oxford County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Oxford County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Oxford County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Oxford County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Oxford County inmate, do the following:

Oxford County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Oxford County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Oxford County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Oxford County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Oxford County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Oxford County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Oxford County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-743-9554 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Oxford County

What are the other City and County Jails in Oxford County?

Oxford County County Jails
Oxford County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Oxford County?

Oxford Cumberland York Androscoggin Franklin Coos Carroll
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Search for an Inmate in Oxford County

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