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Maine State Prison – Barnhart
  • Published
    September 2, 2010

    Warden Barnhart seeks to meet high expectations

    Warden Patricia Barnhart's office walls at the Maine State Prison on Cushing Road evoke her past journeys and present occupation. Posters of European destinations share space with half-hull models, cutting boards and furniture that are made in the prison and sold at the Prison Showroom on Route 1 in Thomaston. Barnhart arrived in Warren over the Thanksgiving weekend last year and took up her position Dec. 1 ...

  • Published
    September 2, 2010

    A snapshot of Maine’s prison system

    When she left school in the 1980s, Maine State Prison Warden Patricia Barnhart said her home state of Michigan was in a prison-building boom. Today that state houses approximately 45,000 inmates in 40 prisons. Maine, by contrast, has one prison. In addition to the Maine State Prison, which houses 810 inmates, Barnhart is responsible for the Bolduc Correctional Facility, which is supervised by a deputy warden. ...

  • Published
    September 2, 2010

    Inmate education gets boost from Sunshine Lady Foundation

    One of the ways that inmates in Warren and around the country are expanding their limits is through the philanthropy of Doris Buffett's Sunshine Lady Foundation. Founded in 1996, the foundation provides funds to pay for tuition and materials for a college degree program for those in prison. According to Maine State Prison Deputy Warden Leida Dardis, 45 college students at Maine State Prison are sponsored by ...

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