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Jim’s Story

Jim Reed stands in front of his chicken coop

Jim Reed

“They had to have bodyguards when I take a shower and everything. Just for one minute they didn’t leave the area. They had to have bodyguards there to watch out what you’re doing. I didn’t like that either. Privacy. That’s not good.”

After running away from a group home, Jim Reed ended up at Pineland. There was no privacy, little to do, and no chance to make his own decisions. After his release, he wrote a letter to the Governor telling him to shut Pineland down.

Listen to his story below, part of our podcast series, “Life On My Own”.

Maine DD Council · Life On My Own – Jim Reed
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