A reminder to avoid a remand?

A reminder to avoid a remand?

More than 9,000 people are jailed in Maine every year for one simple reason: They didn’t show up for a court date. And while some of them are ducking their responsibility to appear before a judge, many others simply forget, are confused about the process, are sick or...
When bail doesn’t work

When bail doesn’t work

Editor’s update (Jan. 10, 2021): Assistant House Majority Leader Rachel Talbot Ross (D-Portland) is sponsoring “An Act to Amend the Bail Code” for consideration during the 130th Maine legislative session, which convenes this month.   Doug Dunbar...