We've obtained extensive data from Maine's Department of Corrections to determine if courts are imposing different criminal sentences based on a person's race, gender, or age.

The criminal legal system is rife with discrimination, particularly based on race. For instance, Black people in Maine are imprisoned at a rate six times higher than their white counterparts. We have obtained an extensive data set from the Department of Corrections and are evaluating that information.

See our request in the PDF at the bottom of this page or here. See the raw data set of the records we obtained here.

This page will be updated after we have analyzed all relevant documents. Last updated: June 5, 2024.