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Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Jackson’s bill stiffening punishment for domestic-violence murder becomes law

Posted: April 17, 2018

A bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, mandating stiffer penalties for murder involving domestic violence, was signed...

Senate unanimously approves Carpenter bill to expand indecent conduct laws to include unsolicited explicit images

Posted: March 27, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously approved a bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, that would amend existing indecent conduct laws to...

Vitelli’s bill to protect children from visual sexual aggression becomes law

Posted: March 16, 2018

AUGUSTA —A bill sponsored by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to protect children from visual sexual aggression became law on Wednesday without the...

Criminal Justice committee votes unanimously to expand indecent conduct laws to include digital images

Posted: March 07, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee unanimously recommended the passage of LD 1838 on Monday, a bill sponsored...

Carpenter proposes bill to expand indecent conduct laws to include digital images

Posted: March 01, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, would amend existing indecent conduct laws to include the unwelcome sending of digital images...

Senate unanimously approves Vitelli bill to protect children from visual sexual aggression

Posted: February 16, 2018

AUGUSTA —The Maine Senate unanimously approved a bill by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, of Arrowsic, to protect children from visual sexual aggression on...

Sen. Diamond presses administration on pre-release facility

Posted: February 09, 2018

AUGUSTA — Earlier this morning, Gov. LePage began the process of closing the Down East Correctional Facility in Machiasport. In the aftermath of...

Statement from Sen. Jackson on the Governor’s decision to close Downeast Correctional Facility

Posted: February 09, 2018

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, released the following statement after learning of the governor’s order to remove...

Jackson bill would stiffen penalties for domestic violence slayings

Posted: March 01, 2017

Bill would impose automatic life sentence to defendants who kill in act of domestic violence AUGUSTA — Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, presented a...

Sen. Diamond appointed to Criminal Justice, Government Oversight committees

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Criminal...