Funding Comes to Maine Jails

AUGUSTA, Maine — A funding proposal for Maine’s state jails passed the Maine State Board of Corrections on Aug. 20. The proposal states that the Board of Corrections will fully fund Maine’s 15 jails for the remainder of the fiscal year. This is a risky move, since the board currently has less than 25 percent of the money to fulfill the funding requests. The vote passed with the expectation that the legislature will provide financial support to cover the remaining costs of the funding.

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