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...
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...
When bail doesn’t work

When bail doesn’t work

Doug Dunbar traces the beginnings of his alcoholism to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He was in Washington D.C., working as director of communications for then-U.S. Rep. John Baldacci. He and others were evacuated from their offices and hunkered down in the...