County commissioners file injunction to prevent closing of Maine prison

By | February 13, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Washington County Commission on Tuesday filed an injunction to prevent Republican Gov. Paul LePage from taking further steps to shutter a minimum-security state prison.

The injunction filed in Kennebec County Superior Court would forbid the state Department of Corrections from taking any additional steps that would hamper the Downeast Correctional Facility’s ability to reopen, Commission Chairman Chris Gardner told The Associated Press.

A judge will hear arguments on Wednesday.

The governor’s office and state Attorney General Janet Mills declined comment.

The governor’s administration on Friday removed inmates from the facility even though it is funded by lawmakers through the summer.

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Source: Bangor Daily News