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Born in Concord jail, and proud of it

I can certainly relate to your article on MCI Norfolk (“If these walls could talk: Secrets of life behind bars,” Globe West, Sunday, Jan. 13).

My father, Michael J. Dee, was superintendent of the Concord Reformatory, which is now known as MCI Concord. I am the youngest of 10 children. My sister, Kathleen, and I are the only ones living. We were both born (1927 and 1929) at the Concord Reformatory and lived there until my father died in 1946.

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Early on it was a reformatory for young boys, 16, 17, etc., and then in later years the more serious criminals were moved in.

As I read your article it reminded me of so many stories from my growing up years. A few months ago I had a tour of the house where I grew up, and some of my family accompanied me. It is now all administrative offices and so many changes. I just had to write you with another perspective of being born in jail and proud of it.

Mary Dee Moreau

Concord

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