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Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee

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Maine tortures women, too

The Maine Department of Corrections is an equal-opportunity torturer.
But Riverview presents an alternative
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 12, 2010

Miraculous Appearances

Two weeks after the Phoenix began its prison Board of Visitors interviews, which revealed the group had not produced annual reports as required by law and had not met with the Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee in years, reports for 2005, 2006,
Phoenix questions prompt action
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 21, 2009
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Prison in turmoil

Will reform have to wait for a new governor?
Investigators probe killing, stabbing, corruption allegations
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 19, 2009
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Falling down

Critics of the state Department of Corrections say the hostage-taking last June at the Maine State Prison dramatically illustrates that the concrete, high-tech lockup in Warren is showing cracks from stress on the prison guards.
Mistreatment of Maine prison guards lands heavily on inmates
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 05, 2008
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Pressure rising

Four months ago, a Phoenix investigative series revealed abuses of inmates at the “Supermax,” a 100-bed, solitary-confinement, maximum-security facility inside the Maine State Prison in Warren; since our articles were published, several important dev
Supermax torture revisited
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 23, 2006

Miraculous appearances

Two weeks after the   Phoenix   began its Prison Board of Visitors interviews, which revealed the group had not produced annual reports as required by law and had not met with the Legislature’s Criminal Justice Committee in years, reports for 2005, 20
Phoenix questions prompt action
By  |  January 01, 1900