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Senator Collins helps derail prison reform

As a result of the apparent decision by congressional Republicans to oppose almost everything Democrats are for, Maine Senator Susan Collins — who claims to be above partisanship — helped derail Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb's bill to establish a
'Toxic' Washington
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 11, 2011
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Review: Better This World

Young activists sometimes do stupid things.
Our government opposes social justice
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011

Prison torture coverage, expanded

Longtime Portland Phoenix contributing writer Lance Tapley's investigation of the Maine State Prison and the state's corrections system as a whole have reached a yet wider audience with the publication of an essay by Tapley in The United States and To
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2011