York County Jail

York County Jail Information

The York County Jail is a 300 bed jail in the city of Alfred, York County, Maine.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 207-324-9001, 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.

Phone: 207-324-9001

Physical Address:
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
York County Jail
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's first and last name
York County Jail
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the York County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the York 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 207-324-9001 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Criminal Court Records online for York County or any other Maine county through Maine eCourts.

York County Jail Inmate Search

The York County Jail maintains an average of 300 offenders in custody on any given day. The York 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 York County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 6,000 offenders.

The following charts of York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in York County and Maine state prisons, click the button below.
York County INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

York County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 4/16/2024

Race Inmates % Total
White 234 100.00%
Black 0 0.00%
Hispanic or Latino 0 0.00%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0 0.00%
Asian 0 0.00%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 0 0.00%
Other 0 0.00%
Total 234 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the York County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

York County Inmate Criminal Charges - 4/16/2024

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 56 23.93%
Felony (2rd Degree) 35 14.96%
Felony (1st Degree) 7 2.99%
State Jail Felony 35 14.96%
Felony (Uncategorized) 76 32.48%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 25 10.68%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the York County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

York County Inmate Sex - 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 207 88.46%
Female 27 11.54%
Total 234 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the York County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

York County Inmate Age - 4/16/2024

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 3 1.28%
18-20 14 5.98%
21-24 20 8.55%
25-30 59 25.21%
31-35 33 14.10%
36-40 31 13.25%
41-45 32 13.68%
46-50 13 5.56%
51-55 9 3.85%
56-60 10 4.27%
61-65 4 1.71%
66-75 4 1.71%
76-85 2 0.85%
Total 234 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the York County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the York County Jail

The York County Jail in Alfred, Maine has a capacity of 300 beds. The address and contact number for York County Jail in Maine are as follows. Address: 1 Layman Way, Alfred, ME, 04002. Phone number: 207-324-9001.

The York County Jail in Maine has visitation hours between 8:30AM - 10:30AM, 12:00PM - 2:30PM, and 6:00PM - 7:30PM for inmates and official visitors, including attorneys, clergy, probation/parole officers, and service providers with proper identification or authorization. All visits are by video and 20 minutes in length, and there is no physical contact during visits. For more information, you can contact the jail directly at 207-324-9001 or read the detailed instructions in the Visitation Section below on how to register and set up appointments. The same company, Securus, that handles video visitation, also is the service used for phoning with inmates, as well as texting and emailing.

The York County Jail in Maine has faced several issues and conditions in recent years. In 2020, there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the jail that affected both inmates and staff. In 2021, the jail turned away would-be inmates due to concerns about COVID-19. The issue was described as "pervasive". The jail is committed to providing safe, secure, and humane care for its inmate population. The jail has a long history, with the original prison being built in 1656 and replaced with a stone-walled prison in 1720. Today, the jail houses about 300 male inmates. The county is also planning to use funding to build a substance abuse and misuse recovery center and a separate training center.

While Maine counties, including York County have always been known as a quiet, tree filled rural part of the United States, the last few years have brought a lot of drugs and sketchy element to the state, resulting in increased crime and violence and a busier jail system.

If you have further questions about an inmate in custody, call the jail directly 24 hours a day at 207-324-9001.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the York County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 207-324-9001.

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.

York County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York County Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The York County Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in York County.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in York County, or in some cases the state of Maine, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in York County, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 207-324-9001 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the York County inmate locator.

York County Bail Bond Information

Because York County and Maine can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the York County Jail at 207-324-9001, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the York County Jail or the York County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

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

York County Jail ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002
207-324-9001

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 20 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed a minimum of two on-site visits per week.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an on-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MONDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


York County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visits are $5.95 for 20 minutes.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.

REMOTE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MONDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Attorneys have access to their clients during the following times:

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Inmates cannot be seen during mealtimes, lockdowns and emergency situations.
  • Attorneys may call 207-324-9001 for appointments.

York 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 York 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.
York 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 York County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 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 York County Jail?

York County Jail ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002
207-324-9001

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 20 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed a minimum of two on-site visits per week.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an on-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MONDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


York County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visits are $5.95 for 20 minutes.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.

REMOTE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MONDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Attorneys have access to their clients during the following times:

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Inmates cannot be seen during mealtimes, lockdowns and emergency situations.
  • Attorneys may call 207-324-9001 for appointments.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about York County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in York County Jail

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in York County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Maine.
  • Select York County Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 207-324-9001 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the York County Jail.  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for York County.

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about York County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from York 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 York 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 York County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

York County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The York County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The York County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's first and last name
York County Jail
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's first and last name
York County Jail
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The York County Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the York County Jail standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's first and last name
York County Jail
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002

York County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the York County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the York County Jail:
Inmate's first and last name
York County Jail
1 Layman Way
Alfred, ME 04002


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about York County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

York County Jail allows pre-determined commissary packs to be purchased by friends and family of inmates.  

The service they use is called icaregifts.

Instructions

1.    Register here.
2.    Click the "Find an Inmate" button and enter your loved one’s first name, last name, or inmate number. When the information is entered correctly, click the “Search” button to confirm they are in the system.
3.    Select the icare gift you want to send them.
4.    Confirm the order in your confirmation email.
5.    York County Jail has up to 30 days to give your icaregift pack to your inmate.
6.    You will receive a confirmation email when it is delivered.

There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 

They range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper…

… to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items…

… with many gift packs priced in between.

Resources
Frequently Asked Questions (you must have an inmate chosen in order to review these FAQs for York County Jail

Contact Info:
888-439-5020 - 8AM–9PM ET, 7 days a week.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in York County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in York County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for York County.
  • Choose Maine, then York County Jail, and then the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in York County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in York County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in York County Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for York County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about York County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

York 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 York County Jail

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

York 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 York County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your York County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all York County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in York 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 York County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

York County Jail now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in York County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in York County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your York County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all York County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about York County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-324-9001 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in York County

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

York County County Jails
York County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

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

York Cumberland Oxford Strafford Rockingham Carroll
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US State Prison Population Demographics

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 973,343 93.26%
Female 70,362 6.74%
Total 1,043,705 100.0%

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 327,300 35.27%
Black 345,500 37.23%
Hispanic 226,800 24.44%
American Indian / Alaska Native 15,900 1.71%
Asian 12,500 1.35%
Total 928,000 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 622,200 95.46%
Female 31,700 4.86%
Total 653,900 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 178,600 29.23%
Black 234,500 38.38%
Hispanic 179,500 29.38%
American Indian / Alaska Native 9,600 1.57%
Asian 8,800 1.44%
Total 611,000 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 147,500 93.95%
Female 10,000 6.37%
Total 157,500 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,600 26.04%
Black 63,000 43.63%
Hispanic 39,100 27.08%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,300 1.59%
Asian 2,400 1.66%
Total 144,400 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 16,000 86.02%
Female 2,600 13.98%
Total 18,600 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 5,400 43.90%
Black 3,600 29.27%
Hispanic 2,900 23.58%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.63%
Asian 200 1.63%
Total 12,300 100.0%

Violent Rape & Sexual Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 159,800 98.95%
Female 2,200 1.36%
Total 162,000 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 125,800 96.18%
Female 5,400 4.13%
Total 131,200 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 18.64%
Black 66,800 56.85%
Hispanic 26,500 22.55%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,200 1.02%
Asian 1,100 0.94%
Total 117,500 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 137,000 94.74%
Female 8,100 5.60%
Total 145,100 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,500 23.28%
Black 53,300 33.09%
Hispanic 65,300 40.53%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,800 1.74%
Asian 2,200 1.37%
Total 161,100 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 36,100 91.86%
Female 3,300 8.40%
Total 39,400 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 12,200 32.45%
Black 14,200 37.77%
Hispanic 9,700 25.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native 800 2.13%
Asian 700 1.86%
Total 37,600 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 127,900 90.64%
Female 13,600 9.64%
Total 141,500 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 60,500 50.46%
Black 37,800 31.53%
Hispanic 18,100 15.10%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,100 1.75%
Asian 1,400 1.17%
Total 119,900 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 75,900 95.11%
Female 4,200 5.26%
Total 80,100 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 30,500 44.40%
Black 24,200 35.23%
Hispanic 12,300 17.90%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,100 1.60%
Asian 600 0.87%
Total 68,700 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 22,300 84.47%
Female 4,200 15.91%
Total 26,500 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 13,800 58.97%
Black 6,800 29.06%
Hispanic 2,200 9.40%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 1.28%
Asian 300 1.28%
Total 23,400 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,400 91.43%
Female 600 8.57%
Total 7,000 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,500 48.08%
Black 1,500 28.85%
Hispanic 1,000 19.23%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.92%
Asian 100 1.92%
Total 5,200 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 9,800 75.97%
Female 3,200 24.81%
Total 13,000 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,900 63.30%
Black 2,600 23.85%
Hispanic 900 8.26%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 2.75%
Asian 200 1.83%
Total 10,900 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,600 90.67%
Female 1,400 9.33%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 6,700 58.26%
Black 2,700 23.48%
Hispanic 1,700 14.78%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.74%
Asian 200 1.74%
Total 11,500 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 114,600 87.08%
Female 17,400 13.22%
Total 132,000 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 49,500 47.50%
Black 37,300 35.80%
Hispanic 14,600 14.01%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,700 1.63%
Asian 1,100 1.06%
Total 104,200 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 28,500 84.57%
Female 5,300 15.73%
Total 33,800 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 14,800 56.27%
Black 7,900 30.04%
Hispanic 3,000 11.41%
American Indian / Alaska Native 400 1.52%
Asian 200 0.76%
Total 26,300 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 86,100 88.04%
Female 12,000 12.27%
Total 98,100 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 34,700 44.54%
Black 29,400 37.74%
Hispanic 11,600 14.89%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 1.67%
Asian 900 1.16%
Total 77,900 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 102,500 93.95%
Female 6,900 6.32%
Total 109,400 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 35,900 40.84%
Black 34,500 39.25%
Hispanic 13,800 15.70%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,500 2.84%
Asian 1,200 1.37%
Total 87,900 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 37,800 97.93%
Female 900 2.33%
Total 38,700 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 7,200 22.86%
Black 16,900 53.65%
Hispanic 6,500 20.63%
American Indian / Alaska Native 500 1.59%
Asian 400 1.27%
Total 31,500 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,400 89.33%
Female 1,600 10.67%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,800 59.65%
Black 2,000 17.54%
Hispanic 1,800 15.79%
American Indian / Alaska Native 700 6.14%
Asian 100 0.88%
Total 11,400 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 51,200 92.25%
Female 4,400 7.93%
Total 55,600 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 48.45%
Black 15,700 34.73%
Hispanic 5,600 12.39%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 2.88%
Asian 700 1.55%
Total 45,200 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,100 89.71%
Female 800 11.76%
Total 6,900 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,700 52.94%
Black 1,500 29.41%
Hispanic 700 13.73%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.96%
Asian 100 1.96%
Total 5,100 100.0%
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