Missed deadline will delay major public defender reforms

Missed deadline will delay major public defender reforms

Advisors to Maine’s public defense system were expected to finalize a package of reforms on Tuesday to share with state lawmakers next month but instead learned that they had missed a deadline to submit rule changes by more than five weeks, delaying major changes...
Maine lawmakers to consider 15 criminal justice bills

Maine lawmakers to consider 15 criminal justice bills

Lawmakers will consider more than two dozen bills this session that seek to reform the state’s criminal justice system, some of which were carried over from last year and others that move recommendations forward from task forces and committees. Other bills could be...