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Incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jeff Mailhot grabbed a pen and a sheet of stationery and traced an outline of his beefy left hand.
A serial killer seeks a payoff
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 02, 2010

Prison activist: Board chairman wrong

I just finished reading the letter from Jon Wilson. Mr. Tapley was correct, the Board of Visitors is not living up to its mandate to represent the public's concerns about the Maine State Prison, nor is it minimally accountable in that it never filed an a
Letters to the Portland Editor, September 11, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 11, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor: August 21, 2009

Regarding Lance Tapley's latest effort on the Maine State Prison Board of Visitors (see  "Secret, Unaccountable, and Co-opted,"  August 14), what he sometimes refers to as advocacy journalism might be more appropriately termed agenda journalism.
Letters to the editor

Letting the DA skate

In Boston’s sharp-elbowed political world, when anything goes wrong assigning blame usually takes top priority.
Violence rises, prosecutions plummet, and nobody points a finger at Boston’s top law-enforcement officer
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 20, 2007

Sin and forgiveness

Theater is always trying to impress us by heightening reality, one way or another.
A Cardinal Deposed at Gamm
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 27, 2007

New church sex abuse film rings familiar

In Amy Berg’s haunting new documentary, Deliver Us From Evil , the first-time director gets a convicted pedophile to talk in disturbing detail about the molestation acts he committed during his 22-year span as a priest in the Catholic Church. Watch th
Cardinal law’s legacy
By TOM MEEK  |  October 11, 2006