For our series on the failures of Maine’s criminal restitution system, staff reporter Marina Villeneuve and editor-in-chief John Christie have been interviewed by radio stations across the state.
One of the interviews was with Irwin Gratz of MPBN, which aired Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Click here to listen (3:40)
They were also interviewed by Amy Browne of WERU, which aired the same day.
Click here to listen (goes until 17:26)
In both interviews, Villeneuve and Christie highlighted the problems with the state’s system, and how it greatly impacts victims of property crime to whom offenders have agreed to pay restitution.
“What we found out is that in the long run, that rarely happens,” said Villeneuve in the MPBN interview.