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Indigent Defense

Protected attorney-client calls released to prosecutors at least four times in Maine

While the state’s public defense agency continues to study the scope of the breach by three county jails, the ACLU of Maine does not have plans to take legal or legislative action.

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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