UMA’s Maine State Forum Series presents Warden Liberty on Innovative Programs at the Maine State Prison
The Maine State Forum series will host Maine State Prison Warden Randall Liberty on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall, Augusta campus. Warden Liberty will discuss the innovative programs he has developed at the Maine State Prison and how these unique rehabilitation programs, including inmate gardening and recycling, a veterans’ pod, and education programs, have affected those incarcerated, as well as the institution. The series is free and open to the public.
Randall Liberty is a graduate of UMA and was appointed as warden of the Maine State Prison in 2015. Prior to that, Randall was Sheriff in Kennebec County for seven years. His innovative approach to those in incarceration was recently profiled in Downeast Magazine.
The Maine State Forum invites prominent Maine policymakers to speak at the University of Maine at Augusta on topics of interest to the Maine community. The questions and answer format after the presentation allows attendees to learn and interact with policymakers in the news. The Maine State Forum is funded by a UMA Research and Innovation grant, and is coordinated by Professor Sharon McMahon Sawyer of the Justice Studies Department. The series will continue during the spring semester with speakers in February, March, and April 2018.