Sarah Branch

Susan Sharon / Maine Public/file

A juvenile defense attorney says Long Creek Youth Development Center is holding a 13-year-old boy unlawfully. Defense Attorney Sarah Branch argued in court Thursday that her client should no longer be held at the institution.

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has dismissed a motion to hold the acting Maine Department of Health and Human Services commissioner in contempt of court.

The attorney for a man who spent weeks at the Cumberland County jail after being placed under state care for mental illness has filed for a motion for contempt against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.