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Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

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...

Comprehensive anti-drug bill becomes law after unanimous votes in House and Senate

Posted: January 19, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature on Tuesday voted unanimously to enact a law that represents a first step in combating the state’s deadly drug...

BILL FELONIZING POSSESSION OF FILED-OFF SERIAL NUMBERS GETS INITIAL SUPPORT FROM SENATE

Posted: June 04, 2015

Measure seeks to keep untraceable guns out of the hands of criminals   AUGUSTA -  A measure increasing the penalty for criminals possessing an...

PROPOSED BILL MAKES POSSESSION OF FILED -OFF SERIAL NUMBERS A FELONY

Posted: April 24, 2015

Measure seeks to keep untraceable guns out of the hands of criminals   AUGUSTA -  A measure that seeks to increase the penalty for criminals...

MEASURE PROHIBITING SHACKLING OF PREGNANT PRISONERS MOVES FORWARD

Posted: April 24, 2015

Currently Maine is failing when it comes to health of pregnant inmates AUGUSTA -  A measure that would ban the practice of shackling pregnant...

MEASURE WOULD PROHIBIT THE SHACKLING OF PREGNANT PRISONERS

Posted: April 17, 2015

Currently Maine is failing when it comes to health of pregnant inmates   AUGUSTA -  A measure that would ban the practice of shackling pregnant...