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10 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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6 charged with trying to smuggle drugs into Maine prison

WARREN, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says six people have been charged for trying to smuggle drugs into the state prison.Law enforcement officials said Friday they conducted a two-month investigation and seized 28 Suboxone strips that were packaged and destined for the state prison during visiting hours.

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Bill to bar shackling of pregnant inmates advances in Maine

The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 7-4 in favor of Democratic Sen. Anne Haskell's bill on Friday. The measure would prohibit jails and prisons from using the restraints on pregnant prisoners during childbirth and post-delivery recuperation, unless she's a flight risk or there's an extraordinary medical or security need.

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maine DHHS chief ordered to contempt hearing on Riverview

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The head of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services has been ordered to appear in court next month to answer questions about the department's refusal to accept a patient in the state's psychiatric hospital. Attorney Amy Fairfield says Riverview has refused to accept her client even though he was found incompetent to stand trial and ...

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Florida man charged with drug trafficking in Maine

The Fort Fairfield Police Department and Main Drug Enforcement Agency said Friday that 37-year-old Ignacio Roque was arrested Thursday after they found over 2 ounces of bulk, unpackaged heroin worth more than $20,000 after searching his apartment. Officials say Roque has lived in Fort Fairfield since he was released from a Miami prison in February and was wanted on an ...

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17 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Panel backs bill to support homeless vets housing project

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A measure to build cabins for homeless veterans with $1 million in state funding has overcome its first hurdle. The Democrat from Lewiston's is hoping to restart a stalled project by Volunteers of America, which has proposed spending $4 million project to put 21 cabins on the VA Healthcare System's campus between Augusta and Chelsea.

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