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Monday | Bangor Daily News

More drug offenders could be released from prison, and why it should spur wider changes

Inmates at Maine State Prison posed for Biddeford photographer Trent Bell. His show "Reflect: Convicts letters to their younger shelves" opened last winter at Engine in Biddeford.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Herald Gazette

Spaceballs,' on the Green

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library are sponsoring a special Movies on the Green screening of "Spaceballs" Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Spaceballs, Science Fiction Movies, State Prisons, Prison, Celebrities, Mel Brooks

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Herald Gazette

Attorney seeks to dismiss inmate's claim of sexual harassment

An attorney for a Maine State Prison sergeant is seeking the dismissal of an inmate's May civil rights lawsuit against her client that alleges the prison employee sexually harassed him.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons

Tue Aug 26, 2014

State of Maine

Sagadahoc County Man Convicted of Unemployment Fraud

Joshua Harwood of Georgetown, Maine was convicted on July 30, 2014, of theft by deception for fraudulently receiving unemployment insurance payments.

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Related Topix: Sagadahoc County, ME, Georgetown, ME, State Prisons, Prison, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Herald Gazette

Arsonist convicted for assaulting officer in prison kitchen

A 21-year-old inmate at the Maine State Prison pleaded guilty Aug, 25 to beating an employee of the prison while the two men were in the institution's kitchen.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Oxford County, ME, Norway, ME

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Larry Austin named director of security for Maine Department of Corrections

In a recent statement, Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick named Larry Austin as the department's director of security.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charleston Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Mountain View Youth Development Center

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

South Paris man killed in police shooting in Mexico

State police said Steven R. Piirainen, 52, of South Paris, was killed after he exchanged fire with a state trooper and a Mexico police officer on Sunday.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Capital Weekly

Department of Corrections graduates 18 new staff members

The Maine Department of Corrections, on Aug. 12, graduated 17 correctional officers and one Correctional Care and Treatment Worker at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro as the MDOC's Graduation Class of 2014-03.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vassalboro, ME, Maine Correctional Center, State Prisons

Tue Aug 12, 2014

State of Maine

Portland Man Sentenced to State Prison for Unemployment Fraud

Tracy Young of Portland, Maine was convicted on July 28, 2014, of theft by deception for fraudulently receiving unemployment insurance payments.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Capital Weekly

Penobscot Bay Ringers offer free workshop

Penobscot Bay Ringers, Midcoast Maine's community handbell choir, will present a free workshop Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Rockport, ME, University of New Hampshire, Orono, ME, State Prisons, Prison, Camden, ME

Wed Aug 06, 2014

FindLaw

Maine Prison, Warden Not Liable for Padlock Beatings

Slocking. It's nothing new. Rappers Kool G and Tupac referenced padlocks in socks years ago.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, US News, US Supreme Court

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