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Friday Apr 11 | Herald Gazette

New trial denied for Dechaine

Dennis Dechaine, the Maine State Prison inmate serving a lifetime sentence for killing a 12-year-old girl in 1988, has lost a bid for a new trial.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Bowdoin, ME, 9

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Riverview patient heads back to prison

After almost eight years as a patient at Riverview Psychiatric Center, Michael James was ordered discharged from the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services' commissioner following a day-long court hearing Thursday.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Kennebec County, ME

Capital Weekly

Inmate indicted for murder planned to kill corrections officer

A 35-year-old Maine State Prison inmate was indicted for murder and attempted murder for the stabbing death of a fellow inmate and conspiring to kill a corrections officer.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Knox County, ME

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Boston.com

PBS looks at solitary confinement in Maine prison

The Public Broadcasting Service show ''FRONTLINE'' is going to take viewers into the Maine State Prison for a look at solitary confinement and the effect on inmates.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Capital Weekly

Re: Inmate sentenced to life for killing man with guitar

Against the advice of his attorneys, a Maine State Prison inmate pleaded no contest to killing a fellow inmate with a guitar and attacking another man with a shovel.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Herald Gazette

Inmate gets two years for padlock assault

A former Maine State Prison inmate was sentenced to serve two additional years in custody for attacking and injuring a fellow prisoner with a padlock.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Bucksport, ME

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Herald Gazette

Prisoner accused of murder scheduled for plea hearing

A Maine State Prison inmate charged with the murder of a fellow prisoner is scheduled to appear in Knox County Superior Court for a plea hearing April 1. Guy E. Hunnewell III, 42, also known as Chip Hunnewell, was indicted in July for the June 25 death of inmate Alan Powell.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Maine

Bangor Daily News

Man accused of killing another prisoner with guitar expected to change insanity plea

A Maine State Prison inmate accused of beating another prisoner to death with an electric guitar last summer is scheduled to change his plea next week.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison, Fairfield, ME, Waterville, ME

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