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Tuesday Aug 19 | 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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Related Topix: South Paris, ME, State Prisons, Prison

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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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Portland, ME, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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

Fri Aug 01, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Friday Evening headlines from WMTW News 8

AND, I'M DAVID CHARNS. SUBSTANCE ABUSE EXPERTS ARE WEIGHING IN ON THE SACO MURDER- SUICIDE.

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Related Topix: Saco, ME, Prison, State Prisons

Sun Journal

Investigation underway at Maine State Prison

The Maine Department of Corrections is investigating a complaint that says a group of employees has created a hostile work environment at the Maine State Prison.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Maine Government, Maine

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Bangor Daily News

10 dads in prison graduate from InsideOutDad program

Maine State Prison in Warren had a group of prisoners graduate from the 12-week InsideOutDad program on Friday, July 18. "This is the first class offered, and appeared quite successful.

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Herald Gazette

Inmate files suit for tossed mail

A Maine State Prison inmate filed a complaint in U.S District Court July 8, contending his civil rights are violated by a policy that commands mail room employees at the prison to dispose of personal mail written on colored paper.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Biddeford, ME

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Herald Gazette

Movies on the Green Aug. 2

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library's Movies on the Green summer series will feature the 2007 British-American romantic fantasy "Stardust" Saturday night, Aug. 2. Movies on the Green are shown on the wall of the old Maine State Prison, starting at sundown "Stardust" boasts an all-star cast that includes Claire Danes, Robert DeNiro, Michelle ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Stardust, State Prisons, Prison

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