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Maine prison bosses violate court orders

In the activist climate of an earlier era, a Maine legal-aid group brought and won three prisoner-rights lawsuits against state corrections officials.
Department of Corrections ignores federal rulings going back to the 1970s
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 27, 2007

Waves of activism

The three federal consent decrees were a product of Maine’s previous wave of prisoner-rights activism — more than 35 years ago.

By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 27, 2007