Samantha Hogan

Samantha Hogan focuses on government accountability projects for The Maine Monitor. Samantha joined The Maine Monitor as its first full-time reporter in 2019 with Report for America. She spent 2020 reporting exclusively on Maine’s court system through the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Samantha previously worked for The Frederick News-Post, covering state politics, agriculture, the environment and energy, and interned twice for The Washington Post.

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A Maine jail recorded hundreds of an attorney’s calls. He wants to know why.

This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. This is part of a continuing series.   When Corey Hebert’s attorney came to see him at the…

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Maine lawmakers, defense attorneys say jails ‘must stop’ recording and listening to attorney calls

Maine county jails “must stop” recording and listening to calls that inmates make to their attorneys, Maine lawyers and lawmakers said this week. Gov. Janet Mills instructed the Department of Corrections to work with legislators…

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One man fights to undo plea deal due to jail recording of attorney calls

This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. This is part of a continuing series.   While awaiting trial in 2014, Steven Clarke’s calls with his…

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Eavesdropping in Maine Jails: Database of attorney calls recorded by Maine jails

Maine jails recorded nearly 1,000 calls from inmates to their attorneys at the Aroostook, Androscoggin, Franklin and Kennebec county jails. The Maine Monitor filed public records requests to obtain the records, which span June 2019…

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Jailed defendants expected private attorney calls. They didn’t always get them.

This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. This is Day One of a series.    Bobby Nightingale’s future hinges on his defense attorney convincing a…