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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

| 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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Man Who Gave Illegal Tattoos Gets Jail Time

| January 20, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A man who pleaded guilty to giving illegal tattoos to two 14-year-old girls in a motel room in Maine will spend three years in prison. The Portland Press Herald reports that 35-year-old Joshua Grant was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison, with all but three years suspended and two […]

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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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Prison Expansion

| November 12, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are setting the stage for an expansion of a mental health unit at Maine State Prison. A committee that will oversee the newly expanded mental health wing in Warren met for the first time Tuesday. The unit is set to open in February. Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill […]

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