Maine Politics

Hancock County sheriff won’t let group help addicted inmates over its support for Black Lives Matter

Summary

From Bangor Daily News: The Hancock County sheriff last June barred a local nonprofit from working with addicted jail inmates after the group issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter. Sheriff Scott Kane, a Republican who has been […]

From Bangor Daily News:

The Hancock County sheriff last June barred a local nonprofit from working with addicted jail inmates after the group issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter.

Sheriff Scott Kane, a Republican who has been in office since 2015, wouldn’t reconsider the move even after the group, the Ellsworth nonprofit Healthy Acadia, revised its statement to less directly address police brutality and avoid mentioning the organization that has spearheaded demonstrations across the U.S. over the past year against racial inequity.