Androscoggin County Jail

Sheriff - Eric G. Samson


Alternative Sentencing Program

Sergeant Victoria Langelier, Programs Director
Contact Number (207) 753-2576
Email Address:


About the Androscoggin County Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP)

The Alternative Sentencing program is a chance for any individual that is found GUILTY of a non-violent misdemeanor crime, which is not a sex offense, in the State of Maine, to do their jail time in an alternative way. Instead of serving your time in a county jail in Maine, you would be required to do a number of community service tasks in the Lewiston/Auburn area. These tasks include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.  

We accept participants that are sentenced in all Counties in the State of Maine. All courts will send your information directly to the Programs Director at ACJ. Please click Registration Link for the registration form that needs to be filled out, and sent to the Programs Director at ACJ.

 If you have not received your informational packet from ACJ, in regards to the ASP within 2 weeks of your sentencing, please contact the Programs Director at 207-753-2576.

***If you were sentenced in Cumberland County please see the Participation Link. ***

There are two types of individuals in each program; one the court labels first offenders they serve roughly 48 hours in the program, and another that is labeled second offenders they serve 7 days in the program. Being labeled first and second offenders has nothing to do with your criminal history; it is about the amount of time the court would like you to serve.


Participants in the program are housed in a local area, which includes access to showers, sleeping areas, and an area where meals are served. Please see the Allowance link to find out what you are allowed to bring to the program.

(Costs) First Offenders $175.00 Second Offenders $400.00