OUR Campaign To Close Long Creeek

Maine Youth Justice is leading the movement to end youth incarceration. In June 2021, Maine’s Legislature passed our bill that would have closed Long Creek by 2023, created a Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund, and repurposed the facility to a community center with housing for youth. This bill was vetoed by Gov. Mills.

Listen to Maine Youth Justice organizers discuss the movement to end youth incarceration in Maine.

Watch formerly incarcerated youth discuss their visions for reinvestment in Maine.

Shut Down Long Creek: Reinvesting in Maine’s Youth was created by Jon Curtis with Lorne Carter, Adan Abdikadar, and MYJ