Part two of a report on allegations of torture in the Special Management Unit, o
Part two of a report on allegations of torture in the Special Management Unit, or Supermax, at Maine's state prison in Warren. Martin Magnusson, the state's corrections commissioner, acknowledged that conditions need to be improved, but many are skeptical of his vow to reform. The 2001 creation of the new Warren prison, which was built around the Supermax, caused many serious problems which have yet to be addressed. With comments by Barry Pretzel, a Rockland attorney whose clients have included Supermax prisoners; Craig McEwen, a sociology professor and academic dean at Bowdoin College, and a long-time critic of Maine's prisons; and Peter Lehman, a sociologist who himself is on probation after spending five years at the former Maine State Prison in Thomaston.
Supermax, Prisoners, Prisoners Abuse of, Maine State Prison Warren
Tapley, Lance, "Part two of a report on allegations of torture in the Special Management Unit, o" (2005). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2387.