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My Last Night of Freedom

From: Blunt Youth Radio Project
Series: Incarcerated Youth Speak Out
Length: 03:54

Listen to incarcerated youth producer, Adam, recount the story of his last night of freedom before going to Jail.

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Incarcerated youth producer, Adam, recounts the story of his last night of freedom before going to jail. He stole his mom's car and went for a joy ride. Now almost every moment of his life is dictated to him.

This piece originally aired on Blunt at WMPG in Portland, ME.

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Incarcerated youth producer, Adam, recounts the story of his last night of freedom before going to jail. He stole his mom's car and went for a joy ride. Now almost every moment of his life is dictated to him.

This piece originally aired on Blunt at WMPG in Portland, ME.

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Review of My Last Night of Freedom

Adam tells of stealing his mother’s car a couple days before being sent away to prison, and his telling is refreshingly matter-of-fact and unsentimental. It’s sort of like listening to a four-minute teen Edward Bunker novel. This is the kind of piece that makes you feel once again what a great medium readio is for personal story-telling. The use of music is unconventional and works really nicely, too; it might even help public radio to reach a younger demographic.

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Review of My Last Night of Freedom

Gives us an insight to a subject many of us are not familiar with - would like to hear from him once he is out of jail, or returns to jail.

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Review of My Last Night of Freedom

A cautionary tale. Somehow seeming a bit superficial, almost as though the young man's experiences were happening to someone else. Interestingly enough, this distance also creates the kind of window that we're allowed to peer through and engage our own feelings.

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Broadcast History

This piece originally aired on Blunt at WMPG in Portland, ME.

Related Website

http://www.bluntradio.org