Cutler Institute

Probation and Split-Sentencing in Maine. In Brief


In 2005, the Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC), with support from the National Institute of Corrections, began implementing a series of evidence-based principles in community corrections with the goal of improving the effectiveness of offender management in the community. This brief examines Maine's sentencing practices during the pilot project, for adult probationers entering probation between 2004 and 2007. Two main questions guide the analysis: Who is more likely to receive a split sentence? And what is the relationship between sentence type and the probability of probation violation and/or recidivism?

Publication Type: 
Project Brief
Publish Date: 
July 1, 2009