Jordan Bailey

Jordan Bailey

Jordan Bailey is a freelance journalist specializing in criminal justice and the environment. She was a staff and investigative reporter for the Portland Phoenix and the three Midcoast newspapers of Courier Publications, where she covered education, courts, the environment, business, city government and the Department of Corrections. Before working for newspapers, Jordan was a marine science educator at the MDI Biological Laboratory and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and worked on trail crew at Acadia National Park. She lives in Belfast with her partner Ethan and his two daughters.


Legislative committee passes bill helping convicted people introduce new evidence, but arguments persist on both sides

Evidence of innocence?

As a judge considers his fourth appeal and a resurrected bill challenges time limits on presenting new evidence, convicted murderer Foster Bates has renewed hope for a retrial


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