Maine Gov. Releases Nonviolent Prisoners To Fill Summer Jobs

To Fill Summer Jobs, Maine Gov. Releases Nonviolent Prisoners

Visitors flock to quaint towns along Maine’s rocky coast each summer, but employers say they are struggling to find staff

Large crowds gather to watch the Tall Ships Portland parade from Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on July 18, 2015.

Ahead of peak tourism season, Maine’s Republican governor is pursuing an unconventional strategy to help ease the state’s labor shortage: releasing nonviolent offenders from prison early to get them back to work.


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