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Indigent Defense

Maine reduces jail population amid coronavirus concerns

Maine is reducing its jail population as the state aims to avoid potential exposure of staff and inmates to COVID-19, the illness widely known as coronavirus, inside its locked facilities.

The high cost of poor defense

The high cost of poor defense

Potential over-billing by lawyers and a lack of visibility into the hours worked by those attorneys have sparked multiple investigations of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services

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