Title

The new Cumberland County Jail, situated on 15 acres of land behind Portland's U

Authors

Bob Young

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-14-1994

Pages

1, 9-11

Abstract

The new Cumberland County Jail, situated on 15 acres of land behind Portland's Union Station Plaza, cost the county $27.8 million, and features such high-tech devices as a master control panel that can electronically open and close 1,360 doors and an infirmary with a negative air flow chamber to halt the circulation of airborne diseases. The complex includes a jail, a prerelease center and a sheriff's building that has yet to be built. The fact that the facility relies on direct supervision to manage the inmates concerns some critics. Details, related article.

Subjects

Cumberland County Jail -- Portland

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