Stories about Maine State Prison

Michael Chapman during his trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on April 21, 2013.

Sanford man involved in Corinth convenience store burglary gets concurrent time for burning vehicle

By Judy Harrison on June 19, 2014, at 3:26 p.m.

Maine State Prison records show nine staffers disciplined for ethnic slurs

By Stephen Betts on April 20, 2013, at 6:09 a.m.

Corrections commissioner describes how Maine State Prison is striving to reduce violence

By Stephen Betts on April 15, 2013, at 5:59 a.m.
Patricia Barnhart

Dismissed Maine State Prison warden remains on state payroll

By Stephen Betts on Jan. 29, 2013, at 6:56 p.m.
Patricia Barnhart

Lawmaker says firing of Maine State Prison warden was over management issues

By Stephen Betts on Jan. 11, 2013, at 5:51 p.m.

Hospice program provides care, comfort for Maine’s aging prison population

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 19, 2012, at 6:31 p.m.

Convicted murderer dies at Maine State Prison

By Dawn Gagnon on July 26, 2012, at 7:07 p.m.

Less restriction equals less violence at Maine State Prison

By Alex Barber on June 15, 2012, at 1:54 p.m.
Victor Valdez

Prisoner’s death inspires new opera

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 19, 2011, at 8:13 p.m.
Inmate Edwin Devaughn Keys, who earned his associate degree Wednesday from an in-prison program, hugged his 11-year-old daughter Kapri Keys who cried after her dad was handed his diploma in Maine State Prison.

Three Maine State Prison inmates earn bachelor’s degrees

By Heather Steeves on Oct. 19, 2011, at 7:38 p.m.
Patricia Barnhart

State hopes to avoid future problems raised by prison land sale deal

By Eric Russell on Oct. 18, 2011, at 5:37 p.m.

$30,000 worth of heroin found in Maine State Prison Showroom

By Heather Steeves on Oct. 04, 2011, at 4:31 p.m.
Patricia Barnhart

State buys back land from warden, lost $2,000 on the deal

By Heather Steeves on Sept. 29, 2011, at 6:14 p.m.

Inmates file lawsuits in alleged padlock assaults

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 08, 2011, at 7:52 p.m.
Inmate Andy Pratt of Rockland conditions 4 1/2-month-old Labrador retriever Sadie to ring a bell as fellow Bolduc Correctional Facility inmate Joshua McCarthy (in background) of Freeport looks on. Marie Finnegan (right), a dog trainer and owner of K-9 Solutions, is volunteering at the facility to help the inmates as they train the dogs for placement with families.

K-9 Corrections program helps inmates, dogs learn to get along

By Heather Steeves on Aug. 19, 2011, at 12:59 p.m.
Three houses near the site of the former state prison, that were recently sold to the present warden are seen in Thomaston this month. Maine's finance commissioner is taking responsibility for mishandling the state's sale of property in Thomaston to the Maine State Prison warden on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Commissioner Sawin Millett told the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee his department failed to consider a law that bars state officials from benefiting financially from state contracts.

Maine finance chief says his office missed details in sale of land to state employee

By Eric Russell on July 19, 2011, at 1:04 p.m.

Inmate charged with manslaughter in 2009 death of another prisoner

By Heather Steeves on July 14, 2011, at 8:11 p.m.

Maine State Prison completes three-day lockdown to find contraband

By Heather Steeves on July 14, 2011, at 1:43 p.m.
Theodore Stanislaw, 51, Blue Hill.

Music teacher resentenced to 27 years behind bars

By Bill Trotter on July 12, 2011, at 7:47 p.m.

Police reviewing inmate death at Maine State Prison in Warren

By Kevin Miller on July 09, 2011, at 12:58 p.m.