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Crime and Justice

A low bar for public defense

A low bar for public defense

Maine is the only state in the country with no public defender system. A nine-month investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica found that legal services for the poor are left to private attorneys, who face disproportionately high amounts of discipline and an office that doesn’t supervise them.

Due Process: In Review

Due Process: In Review

Five key findings from The Maine Monitor’s months-long investigation into the state’s county court system.

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