Maine Legislature Split on Solitary Confinement Bill 

A bill in front of the Maine legislature would limit solitary confinement to an inmate in this state to 45 days, unless it’s determined that the prisoner has committed or attempted to commit violence.But members of the criminal justice committee are divided.On Thursday six members voted to kill the bill.Some of the members want to review special management policies, and others want to bar the seriously mentally ill form the special management unit.Some members said no evidence was given that prisoners are mistreated.