People are dying in Maine’s prisons. Thanks to the total lack of transparency and oversight enjoyed by the Maine Department of Corrections, we have little information as to why.
If Cumberland County’s new district attorney, Jonathan Sahrbeck, won’t shed light on prosecutions, then the public may have to do it for him.
Despite being questioned about sexual misconduct allegations before the June 12 primary election, Jon Gale was determined to stay in the running for Cumberland County District Attorney.
With days to go before Cumberland County voters elect their next district attorney, the Phoenix interviewed Independent candidate Jonathan Sahrbeck.
With just days to go before Cumberland County voters elect their next district attorney, the Phoenix sat down with independent candidate Jonathan Sahrbeck to capture his views on everything from broken windows policing, to opioid use disorder, to greater transparency and accountability in th…
Cumberland County voters have a clear choice on November 6: elect a district attorney who sees harm in our justice system and wants to reduce it. Or elect a DA who thinks the system is working just fine and has no plans for change.
In 2019, either Jon Gale or Jonathan Sahrbeck will have jurisdiction over a huge swath of Maine’s justice system as Cumberland County’s next district attorney. (Randall J. Bates, the Republican candidate, dropped out of the race this week.)
This month, Maine’s Law Court upheld the incarceration of a teenager known as JR for low-level property crimes.
Zachary Smith, a Caribou resident more than five years into recovery from opioid use disorder, argues that the policies of the Maine Department of Corrections and Aroostook Sheriff’s Office will endanger his life when he is incarcerated in September.
Human trafficking is a major concern for Cumberland County District Attorney candidate Jonathan Sahrbeck.
On July 9, Maine senators voted 33-0 to thwart our governor’s veto of a bill ending automatic drivers license suspensions for people who fail to pay fines for certain violations.
On June 13, the Maine Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of “JR,” a 16-year-old boy appealing his sentence of up to 18 months in detention at the Long Creek Youth Development Center.
As the primary election for the Cumberland County District Attorney vote approaches, Brian Sonenstein interviewed Democratic candidates Jon Gale, Seth Levy, and Frayla Tarpinian.
On June 12, Cumberland County Democrats will nominate their candidate for District Attorney, who will compete against Republican Randall Bates and independent Jonathan Sahrbeck in November’s general election.
Cumberland County’s District Attorney candidates participated in a second forum on May 24 at the University of Southern Maine.
Four of the five candidates for Cumberland County District Attorney spoke at a well-attended three-and-a-half hour forum at Portland’s First Parish Church on May 7.