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Once you’re in the system…

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This week facilitators Maddy and John took their portable equipment to South Portland’s Long Creek youth correctional facility for an incredible day of field recording. Three pairs of incarcerated teens (including Melissa Bowden and Nicole Hycock, pictured above) shared their struggles with being "trapped in the system," and their simple wishes to get out of jail, get an education, and make an honest life with a family of their own. In the photo below Shane Hall showed us his tattoos, which he designed himself.

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