Attorney calls recorded by Maine jails

by | January 26, 2022

Maine jails recorded nearly 1,000 calls from inmates to their attorneys at the Aroostook, Androscoggin, Franklin and Kennebec county jails. The Maine Monitor filed public records requests to obtain the records, which span June 2019 to May 2020.

Public records requests were denied by eight other counties. The Maine Monitor is pursuing a lawsuit to obtain data on jail phone recordings from York County.

Read the investigation here.

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Jail Name Attorney Name Attorney Firm Attorney Phone Call Date Call Duration
Defendant First Name Defendant Last Name

*Database does not include 52 calls to attorneys originating from the Aroostook County Jail in which the defendants’ names were blank. Data for calls recorded by the Kennebec County Jail cover January 2019 to May 2020. 


Source: Maine county jail records, The Maine Monitor analysis

Samantha Hogan

Samantha Hogan

Samantha Hogan focuses on government accountability projects for The Maine Monitor. Samantha, who was named 2021 Maine Journalist of the Year by the Maine Press Association, joined The Maine Monitor as its first full-time reporter as a 2019 Report for America corps member. She spent 2020 reporting exclusively on Maine's court system through the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Samantha previously worked for The Frederick News-Post, covering state politics, agriculture, the environment and energy, and interned twice for The Washington Post.