Talking justice with Maine’s district attorneys

Talking justice with Maine’s district attorneys

Across Maine’s 16 counties, eight district attorneys are entrusted to prosecute all criminal cases — except murders — that occur in their region.  Maine’s DAs represent one of eight Unified Criminal Dockets around the state. The UCD merges the criminal dockets from...
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...