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Lawyer Seeks Answers in Crime Lab Contaminations Calls for Oversight BY JORDAN ANDREWS The Free Press- Jan. 18, 2022 A criminal defense lawyer is fighting for access to documents she believes will help answer questions about the extent of contamination at the state’s crime lab, and whether it has affected cases of individuals who wereContinue reading

Dismantling ‘Supermax’ In major shift in Maine’s correctional philosophy, former isolation unit becomes place of trust and community Published in The Free Press Nov. 16, 2021 by Jordan Andrews Earlier this month I toured Maine State Prison’s Supermax, the infamous maximum security segregation unit featured in the 2014 Frontline episode “Solitary Nation.” Inmates in paint-speckledContinue reading

Prisoners protest solitary confinement by another name with hunger strike Nov. 18, 2021 by Jordan Andrews As the last issue of The Free Press went to print Monday, November 15, with its cover story about the conversion of Maine State Prison’s former “Supermax” segregation unit into an “Earned Living Unit,” several prisoners were beginning aContinue reading

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