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Prison ‘troublemaker’ confronts racism, medical abuse

Vacillating between grit and despair — between aggressive lawsuits and suicide attempts — Deane Brown, the prisoner who in 2005 blew the whistle on the torture of mentally ill inmates at the Maine State Prison’s solitary-confinement “Supermax” unit, is s
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 11, 2009

A threat, but not to security

Maine prisoner Deane Brown, 44, is no longer in solitary confinement, though he remains far from Maine.
Deane Brown battles on
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 03, 2008