Improvements incremental for bail system problems

Improvements incremental for bail system problems

By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit, and John Christie Final story of a four-part series Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget restores to the state judicial system a position that in the past helped to improve the hiring and training of state bail...

Maine’s bail system: A 19th century holdover

Part one in a series If you are arrested in Maine, everyone you deal with — with one exception — will be a professional. The police officer who arrested you is certified and has at least 100 hours of training. The prosecuting attorney, your own lawyer and the judge...