The Maine State Prison in Thomaston houses 410 men, all but 17 of them white, no
The Maine State Prison in Thomaston houses 410 men, all but 17 of them white, none of them with a chance for parole. Maine abolished parole in 1976, and Warden Martin Magnusson would like to see it reinstated. Around 50 inmates work in the prison's industry program, and another 100 are involved in the crafts program. Most of the other inmates get some part-time work, but 43 have no work at all. Magnusson's biggest frustration is that prison officials have no mechanism for controlling the prison population. Details, related article on the makeup of the prison population.
Maine State Prison Thomaston
Beem, Edgar Allen, "The Maine State Prison in Thomaston houses 410 men, all but 17 of them white, no" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1064.
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