Maine Governor Paul LePage’s Unannounced, Secretive Prison Closure Under Cover Of Darkness Stuns Washington County

BDN reports “Locals accuse LePage of ‘Gestapo tactics’ for prison shutdown ‘raid’”

“Gov. Paul LePage’s unannounced closure of Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport on Friday has left many different kinds of businesses in eastern Washington County without workers.

County small business owners, already beleaguered by long-term erosion of the region’s core industries, woke up Friday to learn that work-release employees expected to be at work that day were on buses to other parts of the state.

A human resources manager at the Lobster Trap, Carol Geel saw the prisoner transport buses and Maine State Police teams that had arrived at the prison at 4:30 a.m.

Read more HERE  and HERE.

Newscentermaine reports “Former Downeast Correctional Facility employee is angry at Maine’s Governor Paul LePage. Kevin Mallay told NEWS CENTER Maine’s Samantha York he was, ‘SHOCKED,’ that officials emptied the facility in the early hours of Friday morning.

‘Shocked we have a governor that would come here with armed guards, with rifles, and remove people from (their) post,’ said Mallay.” Read more and view Gov Paul LePage comments on DEC, click here.

Gov Paul LePage comments on DEC

Governor LePage states “At some point it was gonna close and I saw today as an ability to save the state a little bit more money and to help the legislature fund Medicaid expansion which passed in November.”

Governor LePage is concerned about the “estimated $60 million a year cost be paid for without any tax increases” and “the legislature’s duty to the people of Maine to identify a way to pay for expansion.”

Bottom line….money….

If both sides are concerned about the taxpayers of Maine, why have both sides refused to take action on Medicaid fraud?

Why have taxpayers, on both sides of this issue, refused to demand a full investigation as to where their money has been “doled out”?

Shouldn’t taxpayers demand the return of their money? Shouldn’t the Governor and legislators demand investigation and recoup the extorted funds?

It was discovered through the Medicaid printout that North Country Health Care Assoc. received Medicaid payments for the nursing home in 1998, a corporation that was not licensed at the time of receipt of Medicaid funding. 

Medicaid printout, click here.
Related: Medicaid/Medicare Fraud! So Goes Maine…So Goes Florida

Published in: on February 11, 2018 at 11:27 am  Leave a Comment  

Maine Governor Paul LePage’s Recent Step To Pull Control Of Jails From Counties

Proposal for the Restructuring of Maine’s County Jails

BDN reports “Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has rolled out a proposal to hand oversight of Maine’s 15 county jails to a new state commission and potentially close five of them while regionalizing the system.

The plan would create a new Maine Jail Commission with seven members appointed by the governor overseeing three regional jail authorities — in northern, central and southern regions — controlling five jails each.

That would constitute a significant shift of oversight to state government. Read more HERE.

What has happened with local control?

This is what Charlotte Iserbyt has been tirelessly talking about.

Will you stand up…or sit back and lose your control?

Related: Maine Governor Paul LePage Accepts The Restructured Soviet Polytechnical Workforce Training (U.S. school to work education system)

Published in: on February 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm  Comments (1)  

A Former Corrections Officer At The Maine State Prison Harassed And Hazed By Several Senior Guards, Including Supervisors

August 29, 2014

WCSH6 TV reports “Cory Peaslee says he took the correctional officer (CO) job because he thought the experience would help fulfill his longtime goal of becoming a police officer. He went through the state’s three month CO training program, graduated in mid-March, and then immediately went to work at the prison.

Peaslee says the incidents happened in May, after he had been working at the prison less than two months. The final incident came when three guards, with a sergeant present, jumped him, wrestled him to the floor and tried to handcuff him. Peaslee says he resisted until a sergeant held a can of pepper spray in his face and threatened to spray him if he did not allow himself to be cuffed.

Peaslee says he later suffered an anxiety attack, and a doctor told him he should not return to work inside the prison. Peaslee says he didn’t want to go back, because he no longer felt safe working there. The state transferred him to a job at the Department of Transportation.

The Department of Corrections only said “no comment” when asked about the situation. However, Peaslee says he has been told unofficially that there will be a hearing on the incident next month, and he may be asked to testify.

View video and read more HERE.

The state “transferred him to the Department of Transportation” ….and life goes on at the Department of Corrections? It appears the fox is still guarding the hens at the Department of Corrections! Do you wonder why police brutality and the corruption continues on Maine? Where are our “leaders”? When will they listen to the people? Who are the real terrorists?

Published in: on August 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm  Comments (1)  
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