Clock running on session stalemate, prison closure

by Ruth Leubecker

Prospects diminish daily for rejuvenating Washington County’s Downeast Correctional Facility.

Already saved by the bell more times than reasonable, the facility now awaits a closure date of June 30 when its funding runs out. Maine’s legislature, having walked off the job at the end of the session, left hundreds of bills and innumerable issues unsettled, the DCF being but one of them.

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