Due Process: When bail doesn’t work

Due Process: When bail doesn’t work

Doug Dunbar battled alcoholism for the better part of two decades until he spent 136 days in jail in 2017 and 2018 for an OUI conviction. Now, Dunbar is an advocate for bail reform. Photo by Gabe Souza. When bail doesn’t work Efforts to eliminate cash bail are...
The Prosecutor’s Power

The Prosecutor’s Power

Alison McKellar stands on the shore of Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, near the site where her sister, Kristen, was killed while swimming on the lake in August of 2018. Photo by Gabe Souza. The Prosecutor’s Power Maine’s eight elected district attorneys...
A chance to prove actual innocence

A chance to prove actual innocence

A chance to prove ‘actual innocence’ State legislators consider a bill that would allow evidence of innocence to be admitted in post-conviction reviews without tight time limits and other restrictions. AUGUSTA — A bill that would make it easier for people who contend...