Article on Michael James,an inmate of the Maine State Prison's "Supermax" maximu
Article on Michael James,an inmate of the Maine State Prison's "Supermax" maximum-security solitary confinement unit. Last month James was found "not criminally responsible" by reason of insanity of assaulting guards. Superior Court Justice Donald Marden ordered James into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to be placed in the state's Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta. However, DHHS and the Department of Corrections are refusing to follow the judge's order, saying that James should remain in prison to serve his current sentence, and then be placed with DHHS. With comments by Joseph Steinberger, a court-appointed Rockland attorney who represents many mentally ill prisoners; Brenda Harvey, DHHS commissioner; Martin Magnusson, corrections commissioner; and Orlando Delogu, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law.
Maine State Prison Warren, Supermax
Tapley, Lance, "Article on Michael James,an inmate of the Maine State Prison's "Supermax" maximu" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2688.