Maine's bail system

 
Michael Sefton (right), a Massachusetts police officer, and Brian Gagan, (left), a former Scarborough and Westbrook police officer, discuss the psychological autopsy of Steven Lake, who gunned down his estranged wife, Amy, and their two children before turning the gun on himself in June.

Shooting of Dexter family brings bipartisan focus to domestic violence bail decisions

By John Christie, ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Dec. 26, 2011, at 2:08 p.m.
Steven Lake arrested in June 2010 for allegedly holding his wife and children hostage in a bedroom and threatening to kill them and-or himself.

‘Broken’ bail system freed man who went on to murder family

By John Christie, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Dec. 20, 2011, at 5:10 p.m.
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Maine’s bail system: will it be improved?

By By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit and John Christie, © Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on April 12, 2011, at 5:21 p.m.

Maine’s bail system: best state can afford or a threat to due process?

By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit and John Christie ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on March 24, 2011, at 8:59 p.m.

Officials may set bond amounts without full criminal history

By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit and John Christie ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on March 23, 2011, at 11:23 p.m.

Report: People need almost no legal training to set bail

By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit and John Christie ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on March 22, 2011, at 10:50 p.m.