Due Process: In Review

Due Process: In Review

For 27 years, Tony Pushard was in and out of a county jail or the state prison. His lengthy rap sheet includes convictions for disorderly conduct, assault, drug trafficking, burglary, theft, failing to appear in court and violating conditions of release. The Augusta...
Legislative Limbo

Legislative Limbo

Editor’s update (Jan. 10, 2021):  Rep. Charlotte Warren (D-Hallowell) has resubmitted An Act to Reclassify Certain Offenses under the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws and Motor Vehicle Laws and Increase the Efficiency of the Criminal Justice System for...
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...