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Freedom to Play: Music As Prison Rehabilitation

Can music heal us? The Decoda chamber ensemble is convinced it can by making music accessible to everyone. Every year, the New York City-based collective spends one week at the Lee Correctional Institution teaching inmates at the maximum security facility to play and compose music as part of a rehabilitation program.

Maine State Prison inmate Zachary Titus was charged with murder last month in connection with the death of his cellmate Dana Bartlett
The prison was issued a citation in connection to the death of CO Joseph Gomm
The attack highlighted security concerns inside the jail brought up by COs
Work-release inmates helped pry open a door of the SUV for another inmate who unlocked the car with a coat hanger.