Maine Pretrial Services, Inc. (MPS), is a private non-profit agency committed to providing pretrial services, post conviction alternatives, and diversion options throughout the State of Maine.
For information on programs offered by Maine Pretrial Services please visit the Programs page on our website or contact us as (207) 945-4930.
Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP)
*District 6 includes Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc Counties. All programs are open to defendants in any Maine county.
The Alternative Sentencing is a Restorative Justice/Jail Diversion program where non-violent, sentenced offenders serve the equivalent of their sentence at a safe, non-jail location. Inmates stay on-site and perform 7-8 hours of community service per day and attend 2-3 hours of education each night.
Offenders sentenced to 3 days will attend the First Offender program for a total of 48 hours. All other offenders will attend the Second Offender program for 7 days. Offenders must be sentenced to 14 days or less to qualify for the program and be approved for participation.
Offenders bring their own bedding, clothing, and personal care items. Beds and food are provided. All program sites are heated, with hot water and approved kitchens.
Penobscot County Alternative Sentencing Program Rules
Any infraction of the above rules could result in being returned to the county jail in the county I was sentenced. I also understand that I may be required to fulfill the entire sentence I was given, absent the good time allowed for ASP participation if I am returned to jail.
If I become ill or injured during the service of a sentence through the Alternative Sentencing Program, I may be responsible for medical expenses incurred.
In the event of an emergency, I authorize Maine Pretrial, or their representative, to contact an emergency contact person of my choice.
Alternative Sentencing Programs
Attn: Alternative Sentencing Program
9 Green Street, Suite 3A
Augusta, Maine 04330