County Corrections Professional Standards Council

§1210-F. County Corrections Professional Standards Council

The County Corrections Professional Standards Council, established in Title 5, section 12004‑G, subsection 6‑D and referred to in this section as "the council," is established to evaluate and advise the commissioner with regard to the composition of programs and services required pursuant to section 1208‑B, subsection 4; to develop rules for reporting to the department the information required in section 1208‑B, subsection 5 and, beginning July 1, 2023, as required in section 1210‑E, subsection 6; to develop budget recommendations for the department related to the County Jail Operations Fund established in section 1210‑E, the recommendations for which must be submitted to the commissioner and the Governor as part of the State’s biennial budget process; to make supplemental county jail funding recommendations to the department related to the fund as may be needed from time to time to address shortfalls, emergencies or other needs; and to consider the need for legislation regarding required programs, services and reporting and to submit such legislation to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice and public safety matters.


Regular Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, January 31, 2024, 9:00 a.m. 


  • Chair - Steve Gorden, Cumberland County Commissioner
  • Norman Fournier, Aroostook County Commissioner
  • Steve French, Manager of Correctional Operations, Compliance, MDOC
  • Rebecca Graham, Maine Municipal Association
  • Sheriff Dale P. Lancaster, Maine Sheriffs' Association
  • Commissioner Randall A. Liberty, Maine Department of Corrections
  • Sheriff Scott Nichols, Maine Sheriffs' Association