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The Portland Phoenix's prison series

Here are links to our prison-series stories, in chronological order from November 2005 to the present. All of them are by Lance Tapley unless otherwise noted; major stories are in bold.

 

Torture in Maine's Prison, November 11, 2005

The video of an "extraction" at the Maine State Prison

Reforming the Supermax, November 18, 2005)

Pressure Rising, March 24, 2006

Arbitrary Imprisonment, July 21, 2006

Death in the Supermax, October 13, 2006

Hunger Strike at Maine's Supermax Prison, October 18, 2006

Baldacci's ‘Political Prisoner', November 24, 2006

Lockdown: What do Prison Officials Have to Hide?, December 15, 2006

sidebar: Stonewalling is Normal, December 15, 2006

 

Sluggish Response to Suicide, January 5, 2007

Brown Defense Team Enlarging, January 12, 2007

An Insult to Justice, February 2, 2007 - Lance's speech upon receiving the Maine State Bar Association's Excellence in Legal Journalism Award

Cracks in the Armor, February 2, 2007

Prison Guards Suit Up, March 16, 2007

Corrections Department Obstructs Free Press, March 16, 2007, by Jeff Inglis

Prison Madness Explained, March 30, 2007

Punish the Mentally Ill!, April 13, 2007

Prisoners as Commodities, April 27, 2007

Prisoner Gagged, May 4, 2007

Inmate Sues Officials in Federal Court, May 18, 2007

Moral Panic, May 25, 2007

Maine Prison Bosses Violate Court Orders, June 29, 2007 - with links to the text of the court orders

sidebar: Press Behind Bars, June 29, 2007

sidebar: Waves of Activism, June 29, 2007

A Supermax "Graduate", July 13, 2007

Prisoners' Guru to Speak in Maine, July 20, 2007

Mentally Ill Inmate Gets Care, Despite State's Objections, August 10, 2007

Dangerous Waits for Psychiatric Evaluations?, August 17, 2007

We're All Doing Time, August 31, 2007

Group Seeks to Hold Maine to UN Standard, August 31, 2007, by Jeff Inglis

Stabbed in the Back, September 14, 2007

sidebar: Gifted Felons, September 14, 2007

Exiled Maine Prisoners Report Abuse, Danger, September 28, 2007

Mass Torture in America, November 16, 2007 - an edited version of Lance's speech to the National Lawyers Guild convention in Washington, DC

 

Three Prison Reform Events, January 18, 2008

Wave of Reform, February 8, 2008

sidebar: Educating Inmates, February 8, 2008

State Sued Over Inmate's Death, March 7, 2008

Promoting Human Rights at Home, April 4, 2008

Judge Orders Injections for Maine Prisoner, April 25, 2008

Imprisoned Facts, May 30, 2008

Torture for the Hostage-taker?, July 11, 2008

Time for a Clean Sweep?, July 25, 2008

A Threat, But Not to Security, September 5, 2008

The Mentally Ill, Criminalized, September 12, 2008

Falling Down, November 7, 2008

NAACP Leader Challenges Maine Prison Policies, December 12, 2008

Prisoners' Support Services Slashed, December 26, 2008

 

Baldacci Rejects Reform, Embraces Corporate Prisons Again, January 23, 2009

Lawmakers to Probe Prison, April 10, 2009

Arbitrary Injustice, April 10, 2009

Maine Supermax Inmates On Hunger Strike, May 6, 2009

Prison In Turmoil, June 19, 2009

Federal Investigation Requested, July 24, 2009

Prison Staffing Crisis Hits Perilous Level, August 7, 2009

Secret, Unaccountable, and Co-Opted, August 21, 2009

sidebar: Miraculous Appearances, August 21, 2009

Another Supermax Hunger Strike, September 4, 2009

Prison ‘Troublemaker' Confronts Racism, Medical Abuse, September 11, 2009

Less Than Equal, October 2, 2009

sidebar: Dangerous Slurs, October 2, 2009

Limiting Supermax Solitary, October 9, 2009

Suspect Speaks; Victim's Family Begins $1-Million-Plus Lawsuit, November 6, 2009

A Mysterious New Inmate Death, December 11, 2009

Corrections Disobeys Another Federal Court Order, December 18, 2009

 

Anti-Solitary Campaign Expands, February 5, 2010

 

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