Jordan Andrews, writer

(formerly Jordan Bailey)

Maine-based freelance reporter specializing in corrections, law and the environment

Prison discipline investigations
(The Free Press/ Jordan Andrews)

In The Free Press:
Part 1 Blindspots in Oversight (page 1,8-9) | Part 2 Management or Punishment? |Part 3 on targeting of outspoken prisoners | At Portland Phoenix (2019): Prison or Profit Center: High fines for old disciplinary violations still being paid by inmates’ families

Bates claims innocence of 1994 rape-murder
Foster Bates (The Maine Monitor/ Gabe Souza)

Procedural hurdles have been preventing courts from considering new witness statements about the night of the murder.

Evidence of Innocence?
Clearing the way for actual innocence
Judge orders evidentiary hearing for Bates, opening ‘actual innocence’ gateway in Maine

‘A win for everybody’
(The Portland Phoenix/ Jordan Bailey)

Waterfront interests align on BUILD grant application for dredging of contaminated sediment from wharves and piers in Portland Harbor. The mitigation plan must include eelgrass mitigation, because Maine’s in-lieu fee program has never funded any eelgrass restoration projects.

Read at The Portland Phoenix

Wastewater violations
(The Republican Journal/ Jordan Bailey)

In this 2014 investigation and in-depth look into the Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, I tested the wastewater discharge at licensed wastewater outfalls and found violations, resulting in enforcement actions by the Department of Environmental Protection against a Belfast processing plant.

Read at The Republican Journal or Download pdf

Cement kiln dust saga
(The Republican Journal/ Jordan Bailey)

An investigation into the DEP’s attempts to regulate Dragon Cement’s massive waste cement kiln dust piles that the company claimed would be recycled. The DEP determined this would take “centuries”and that the piles should be closed as landfills, but the company says it can recycle faster.

Read at Courier Gazette or Download pdf


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