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Federal investigation requested

Stirred into action by the murder of a wheelchair-bound prisoner, human-rights activists have asked the federal Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of Maine State Prison inmates.
More prison turmoil
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 24, 2009
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Maine: state of deception

Surprise! When the 2008 fiscal year ended, on June 30, the state had a General Fund surplus of $56 million, so the shortfall in reality was considerably smaller than predicted — $134 million.
How a budget surplus emerged from a back room
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 27, 2008
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Taking from the poor

What values do Maine’s Democrats hold?
Democratic lawmakers show their Republican values
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 07, 2008
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Punish the mentally ill!

Officials in Maine attorney general Steven Rowe’s office recently made a legislative effort regarding mentally ill prisoners in a controversial way.
In the lobby
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 11, 2007
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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