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Jail Board of Visitors

About

The York County Jail Board of Visitors is an oversight and advisory group of citizens from the community appointed by Sheriff William L King, Jr to inspect and provide recommendations for jail conditions such as security, staff safety, inmate health and safety, and rehabilitation efforts of inmates on an annual basis under 30-A M.R.S. § 1651.

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Jail Board of Visitors: Services

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • July 9, 2024 at 9AM

  • October 8, 2024 @ 9AM


Location: York County Jail 

Please note: The Jail Board of Visitors meetings may be changed to accommodate the schedules of the members of the committee, canceled at the request of the committee, or other logistical issues that would prevent a meeting.

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Meet Our Board Of Visitors

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Mr. Robert MacCormack

Retired law enforcement/corrections officer with extensive experience transporting inmates in need of psychiatric care.  Assisted in the establishment of policies at the Cumberland County Jail to ensure the safe care of inmates being transferred to secure mental health facilities.

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Ms. Susan Wiswell

Retired Nurse who has lived in York County for the past 40 years.  She is active in county operations and is a member of the:

  • Animal Response Team

  • York County Bicentennial Committee

  • York County Budget Committee

  • York County BOV since 2019

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Reverend David Corbett

Former Corrections Officer, College Instructor, and full-time Pastor.  Reverend Corbett is interested in county and state operations and recently ran unsuccessfully for the state legislature.  Has experience in court mediation and in security.  At present, he proudly admits that he has a daughter and son in law currently employed in the corrections field.

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Ms. Mary J. Allen

Local business owner and former resident of a women’s prison.  Ms. Allen is interested in providing the BOV with an “insider’s view” of correctional settings, specifically for female residents.

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Ms. Janet Drew

Retired Nurse and is very interested in county affairs.  Ms. Drew attends county commissioner meetings in York and follows other counties, specifically regarding operations in its respective county correctional facilities.  She is an active member of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition as well as with groups advocating for human and civil rights.

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Ms. Cheryl Dearman Mills

Retired educator who has served in three communities and three county jails.  She is a member of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition as well as Welcoming Immigrants as our New Neighbors.

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Ms. Sarah Johnson

Educator with experience working in correctional settings.  Ms. Johnson has volunteered for 17 years in Maine and New Hampshire Correctional Facilities and was employed for four years at a women’s prison in New Mexico.

Jail Board of Visitors: Our Team
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