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Official Says Prisons Safer Despite Recent Slaying

Official Says Prisons Safer Despite Recent Slaying

| March 7, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine official says prisons are safer than they were three years ago despite last week’s slaying of an inmate at the Maine State Prison. WMTW-TV reports that Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte says little could be done to prevent the murder of Micah Boland. Boland died after he […]

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Inmate Charged in Death of Fellow Inmate

Inmate Charged in Death of Fellow Inmate

| March 4, 2014

State Police today formally charged Richard Stahursky with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a fellow inmate at the Maine State Prison Friday afternoon.   Stahursky will make his first appearance in Knox County Superior Court Thursday at 1 pm,  and he continues to be held at the prison. Detectives , working with the […]

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Prison Looking Into Death of Inmate

Prison Looking Into Death of Inmate

| February 21, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine state officials are reviewing the death of a 79-year-old prison inmate in Warren. The Department of Corrections says George Henry O’Donnell died about 3 a.m. Friday. He had served about four months of a 30-month sentence for unlawful sexual contact. He was scheduled to be released on March 11, 2016. […]

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Death of Inmate Ruled a Suicide

Death of Inmate Ruled a Suicide

| January 13, 2014

The State Medical Examiner’s Office says the death of an inmate at the York County Jail on Sunday was a suicide.  Jeffrey Noonan died after removing his shunt that had been used for his kidney dialysis.  State Police Detectives said Noonan had told medical officials he planned to make such an attempt and he was […]

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Inmate Complains About Being Pepper-Sprayed

Inmate Complains About Being Pepper-Sprayed

| December 6, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine prison inmate has filed notice of a lawsuit against the state and the state prison in Windham because he was pepper-sprayed while restrained and left to suffer for more than 20 minutes. Paul Schlosser III, serving seven years for robbery, is currently at the prison in Warren, where his […]

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