Feb 9, 2010
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)
— Famed criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey made name for himself defending high profile clients such as O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst. He visited Bangor today to speak with business leaders about a program that helps put inmates to work once they leave prison.
“If he stumbles help pick him up and help give him another chance,” Bailey told business leaders at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
He added that an inmate soon to be released from the Maine Correctional Facility in Windham would be coming to Bangor looking for a job. That inmate took part in a Workready job training program.
“We would like to see him get a job and we would like to see him succeed so this would be a good test case, widely watched,” he said.
In addition to his inmate rehabilitation work, Bailey has also been working as a consultant in the Dennis Dechaine case. After consulting with two leading forensic experts Bailey told NEWS CENTER that he does not believe Dechaine should have been found guilty of the 1988 murder of 12 year old Sarah Cherry.
“I have looked at the reports and they are totally inconsistent with guilt.”
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Praying for justice for Dennis Dechaine