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Maine tortures women, too
The Maine Department of Corrections is an equal-opportunity torturer.
But Riverview presents an alternative
| March 12, 2010
Prison in turmoil
Will reform have to wait for a new governor?
Investigators probe killing, stabbing, corruption allegations
| June 19, 2009
The mentally ill, criminalized
She is afraid he will continue to be kept in the Supermax, which will make him worse, she says.
| September 10, 2008
Dangerous waits for psychiatric evaluations?
State officials admit delays for jail-inmate psychiatric evaluations have increased considerably.
| August 15, 2007
Mentally ill inmate gets care, despite state's objections
The guards “tortured me there,” he said, adding that he got “zero” mental-health treatment in prison.
| August 08, 2007
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
| April 11, 2007
Stonewalling is normal
I could cite many examples of the difficulty in reporting to the Maine public what goes on behind the cement and bureaucratic walls of the public’s prison system — especially, in reporting brutal practices. I will give just a few.
Reporting the prison system
| December 13, 2006
Put on your rosy red glasses
Governor John Baldacci has plans for his second term that will transform the lives of every Mainer. Which will probably annoy those Mainers who don’t want their lives transformed.
Politics and other mistakes
| November 21, 2006
Joseph Steinberger thought he had won one of the most important trials of his legal career.
In a mysterious Guantánamo-like move, the state refuses to follow a judge’s order committing a mentally ill prisoner to Riverview
| July 19, 2006
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
| March 23, 2006
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