A low bar for public defense

A low bar for public defense

Editor’s Note: This article was produced in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. The Maine Monitor is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.  This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault...
The high cost of poor defense

The high cost of poor defense

Maine spent more than $21 million to provide free lawyers to its poor in 2018, but the state’s oversight of the spending was so lax that they paid some attorneys as if they worked more than 80 hours a week for the entire year. A three-month investigation by the Maine...