Jordan Andrews, writer
(formerly Jordan Bailey)
Maine-based freelance reporter specializing in corrections, law and the environment
Prison discipline investigations
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
First Maine inmate to earn master’s degree
Bates claims innocence of 1994 rape-murder
Procedural hurdles have been preventing courts from considering new witness statements about the night of the murder.
‘A win for everybody’
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.
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.
Cement kiln dust saga
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.
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