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Class-action lawsuit alleges wiretapping at Maine jails

Class-action lawsuit alleges wiretapping at Maine jails

Maine lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against Securus Technologies alleging the company illegally intercepted confidential phone calls between attorneys and inmates at county jails in violation of state and federal wiretapping laws.  Attorneys Jeremy Pratt,...
Maine reduces jail population amid coronavirus concerns

Maine reduces jail population amid coronavirus concerns

AUGUSTA — Maine is reducing its jail population as the state aims to avoid potential exposure of staff and inmates to COVID-19, the illness widely known as coronavirus, inside its locked facilities. Maine’s judicial branch cancelled or postponed the majority of court...