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Incarcerated Youth Speak Out

Series produced by Blunt Youth Radio Project

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Incarcerated youth from the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine tell stories of life behind bars.

Stories from this series air regularly on Blunt, a weekly youth public affairs program on WMPG, Portland, Maine's community radio station.

Blunt hosts bi-weekly radio instruction at South Portland's Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC). Student's learn interviewing, hosting, reporting, engineering, and studio production.

Their award-winning, unfiltered stories provide an intimate look at the experiences of incarcerated teens.


Additional Files

22 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Jacorey Monterio, Credit: Portland Press Herald
From the outside, Jacorey looks like the party guy - he's 16, has his own apartment and seems to be living large. But Jacorey's private desire for ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:58
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For students locked up in Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center passing notes is a crime... and an art form. Jacorey investigates.

Bought by The Story, KUOW, PRX Remix, KUT, and YouthCast


  • Added: Dec 31, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 5
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Weed, cocaine, morphine, oxycontin, crack, Ryan has tried them all. Once he developed a tolerance for one, he just moved on to the next. Now he's i...

Bought by Remix Radio and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Apr 12, 2007
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 2
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When Nikki became a mother of two at the age of seventeen she promised to leave her life of drugs and crime behind. It was a promise she couldn't k...

Bought by KFAI, Remix Radio, YouthCast, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Nov 28, 2006
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 4
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Matt and Cassie are addicted to drugs, alcohol - and each other.

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KFAI


  • Added: Oct 25, 2005
  • Length: 09:19
  • Purchases: 3
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When KC was eleven her mother kicked her out of the house. Forced to figure out how to survive on her own, she turned to drug dealing and prostitut...

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 25, 2005
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 3
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The voices of incarcerated first-time voters (and ardent non-voters) from the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine.

Bought by Remix Radio, KUOW, KPFA, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 02:28
  • Purchases: 4
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An experimental look at what it's like to be committed to the Long Creek Youth Development Center.

Bought by Remix Radio and East Village Radio


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 2
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This dreamy feature puts listeners in the mind of Mark, a young man who feels hopeless against the cycles of drugs and violence in his life.

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, KFAI, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 4
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Two young women tell their stories of drug addiction.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Jeremy interviews Mark about addiction. They are both teenagers and recovering addicts.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2004
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Incarcerated youth producer, Zack, interviews his sister and grandmother to gain some insight on his own life and the life of his alcoholic mother.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2004
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen to incarcerated youth producer, Adam, recount the story of his last night of freedom before going to Jail.

Bought by Remix Radio, KHSU, and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 3
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LaShanda, a youth producer incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine, interviews her fellow inmates about th...

Bought by Remix Radio and YouthCast


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Incarcerated youth producer, Tyler, interviewed his fellow inmates about their definition of freedom and what they would do with freedom if they ha...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 02:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Cassie, a young producer incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, ME, gives a step-by-step account of her battle ...

Bought by WMPG and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the story of Amy graduating from high school while incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) in South Portland, ME. )

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2004
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen to George tell the story of how he went from being an innocent kid to surviving two brushes with cancer to being locked up at Long Creek You...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 09:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Amy reflects on losing a baby at a young age.

Bought by Remix Radio and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Joey, an incarcerated teen, calls home.

Bought by The Story, Remix Radio, WYBC, YouthCast, Space Gallery and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2004
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 6