The sentence given to Kenneth M. Allen, who pleaded guilty to burglary and misde
The sentence given to Kenneth M. Allen, who pleaded guilty to burglary and misdemeanor charges in connection with the State House ballot-tampering scandal, has fueled a debate over first-time offenders and Maine's overcrowded prison system. Superior Court justice Donald Alexander defended the sentence, saying that Allen's status as a first-time offender and his apparent remorse were justification for the 25 days in jail, community service, fine and mandated psychiatric and alcoholic counseling which Allen received.
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