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    A corridor within Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    Curved chain-link fencing surrounds the perimeter of Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    The entrance to the Intake/Release Room at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    Facility-issued clothing at Long Creek Youth Development Center includes socks, shower shoes, a gray polo shirt and khaki pants.

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    A conference room within Long Creek Youth Development Center is adorned with an inspirational poster.

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    An outdoor area is cordoned off by fencing at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    The entrance to the visitation room at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A desk within the visitation room at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    The visitation room at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A mural on a corridor wall within Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    The Learning Commons, a library within Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    An array of driving simulators within the Co-op Room at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A padlock locks an upright piano's wallboard in place within the Bear's Den – a room for relaxation – within Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A chess board is overlaid on a table within the Rec Room at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    The Rec Hall within Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A basketball rests on the floor of the gymnasium at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    Exercise equipment within the gymnasium at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    The weight room within the gymnasium at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A climbing wall is situated in the corner of the gymnasium at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    A window looking into a classroom at Long Creek Youth Development Center where restorative justice is taught.

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    Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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