Inside Maine’s County Court System
About this series
Stories by Sue Cover & Julie Pike
Photography by Gabe Souza & Ryan David Brown
Deferred dispositions are handled differently in Cumberland County compared to the rest of Maine, exemplifying another inconsistency in the state’s judicial system.
An e-filing and case management system, scheduled for full installation by 2022, will provide access to data for judicial officials and state legislators seeking to reform Maine’s criminal justice system.
Efforts to eliminate cash bail are being considered in the legislative and judicial branches as Maine examines ways to reform its criminal justice system.
Maine’s eight elected district attorneys wield plenty of power and influence in an increasingly inconsistent judicial system.
In a system full of inconsistencies and heavy caseloads, Maine’s eight elected district attorneys focus on public safety and potential judicial reforms.
A lack of data, DAs with differing agendas and inconsistent services have many pushing for reforms to Maine’s court system.
Maine lawmakers to consider 15 criminal justice bills
Expect Legislators to continue scrutinizing the state’s criminal justice system during this year’s abbreviated session in Augusta.