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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
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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

The mentally ill, criminalized

She is afraid he will continue to be kept in the Supermax, which will make him worse, she says.
Common nonsense
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 10, 2008
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Dangerous waits for psychiatric evaluations?

State officials admit delays for jail-inmate psychiatric evaluations have increased considerably.
Jail watch
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 15, 2007
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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.
Prison watch
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 08, 2007
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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


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
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  November 21, 2006
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Arbitrary imprisonment

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
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 19, 2006
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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