Maine prohibited books

Alec Shea filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Maine.


From: Alec Shea

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

All lists of periodicals and books prohibited in Maine

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Alec Shea

From: Tower, Jane

Good Morning Alec,

You may find your answer on our website at<> ; click “policies?” and “Department Wide” and its listed under Policy 10.1 attachment C.


Jane L. Tower, Secretary Specialist
Maine Dept. of Corrections
111 SHS
Augusta, ME 04330<>
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