Kathleen Maxian has advanced-stage ovarian cancer that could have been prevented. When Myriad Genetics patented the two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer they put Kathleen and thousands like her at risk.
Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte deserves credit for following through on his promise to establish clear guidelines for when a prisoner can be moved out of state and criteria on which they can return.
This morning Laura Murphy, Director of our Washington Legislative Office appeared on NBC’s Today to discuss the recent controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s announcement that it would keep in place a proposed rule that ensures that new insurance plans include coverage of contraception.
Today, LD 1095, a bill that would allow a privately run prison in Maine, was unanimously killed in committee. This is very good news for three reasons:
Private prisons need high incarceration rates to make money. Quite simply, the more Draconian the sentencing, the better for business. So while mandatory sentencing and three strikes laws keep the prison full to capacity, they do little to make our society safer.