CHARLESTON - It's a tough life for Maine potato farmers, up around 5:00 in the morning, working all day, year round. But some of the hard workers you see out in the field they're actually loving the hours outdoors - outdoors meaning, outside of confinement. Karina Bolster traveled to Charleston Correctional Facility where a work release program allows inmates the opportunity to work outside of the grounds during their sentence.
Maine's highest court has rejected the request of a man who's serving time for a horrible crime.
49 year old Jeffrey Cookson was ordered to serve two life sentences for the murders of two people in Dexter in 1999.
Cookson was convicted of killing his former girlfriend, 20 year old Mindy Gould and 1 year old Treven Cunningham -- the toddler she was babysitting.
Cookson claims someone else pulled the trigger and wanted certain items of clothing to be tested for dna to help prove his innocence.
One of the big concerns is that the defense can't prove the clothing wasn't tampered with before it was turned over to authorities.
The Maine Supreme Court has rejected the request saying it doesn't meet the criteria established by Maine law.
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