"Cover Story" piece on Maine's Department of Corrections, which has a high recid
"Cover Story" piece on Maine's Department of Corrections, which has a high recidivism rate among criminals, and wants to build more jails. Corrections officials have promised that currently nonexistent rehabilitation programs will come as soon as a complicated $70.5 million construction program is complete. But critics say those programs may never be realized because construction bids are coming in way over budget. In Maine, 1,640 people are locked away in the state's prison system, which was designed for 1,428 prisoners. Maine's annual average to house inmates is nearly $29,000, compared to the national average of $20,100. With special focus on a legislative bill sponsored by state representative James Skoglund, D-St. George, that would re-establish parole and create a supervised released program.
Maine Department of Corrections, Prisoners, Prisons
Wendell, Mary Lou, ""Cover Story" piece on Maine's Department of Corrections, which has a high recid" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 93.