Youth Incarceration: What Changes to Maine's Juvenile Justice System Are in Store?
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.
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
- Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment & Reinvestment Task Force
- Place Matters: A roadmap for reinvesting in Maine’s youth and communities
- Maine Supreme Court Hears Appeal Of Teen Held At Long Creek For 7 Months
- New Task Force Aims To Improve Maine's Juvenile Justice System
- Another Study Shows Juvenile Jails, Like Long Creek in Maine, Are Ineffective
- State pays $500,000 to settle lawsuit alleging abuse at juvenile facility
- As Prison Population Grows, Maine's DOC Plans to Relocate Women to Long Creek
- ACLU: Youth Incarceration
- Prison Policy Initiative: Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie