Youth Incarceration: What Changes to Maine's Juvenile Justice System Are in Store?

Oct 23, 2019

Credit Susan Sharon / Maine Public

A state task force has been formed to address juvenile justice issues in Maine. We will learn about efforts to eliminate youth incarceration, discuss Long Creek, and other issues about dealing with young people and criminal justice.


Guests

Erica King, policy associate, Justice Policy Program, University of Southern Maine's Cutler Institute; authored a report on juvenile justice in Maine

Abdulkadir Ali, youth activist and leading member of Maine Inside Out, a nonprofit that holds theater programs reflecting experiences relating to Maine's juvenile correctional facility — MIO's upcoming play is on Nov. 6 at USM; incarcerated as a teenager and now helps raise awareness about juvenile justice

Victoria Morales, state representative from South Portland; chair, Young People's Caucus

Commissioner Randy Liberty (by phone), Maine Department of Corrections

 

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