The Department of Corrections is changing oversight at Long Creek, and law enforcement are investigating allegations of dangerous use of force at the youth prison.
The calls come after reports of guards continuing to use dangerous force against incarcerated young people.
Maine Senate fails to pass critical drug reform bill, despite overwhelming support from advocates and voters
The Senate’s failure comes as Maine reports an average of 12 overdose deaths per week.
The law would reduce the number of people awaiting trial simply because of their poverty
The law received backing from the ACLU of Maine and Maine law enforcement
In a significant step toward moving Maine’s drug policy away from punishment and toward evidence-based solutions, the Maine House voted 77-62 on Thursday to advance LD 967.