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Sal DeMaio has lived in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for 42 years. He is a real estate appraiser and a musician. He is active in the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center where he coordinates the prison outreach program and the Wednesday evening Ordinary Magic open houses.

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Meditation Space: NERCF

It is Friday afternoon.  I am sitting in a visitation room in the Northeastern Regional Correctional Facility, one of two buildings in St. Johnsbury that are the Northeast Correctional Complex.  The other building is a work camp, with much looser security.  This is a medium security facility.  Entry and exit is by a series of doors around a central common area.  Into or out of that area, only one door is opened at a time.  You wait to get in, and you wait to get out.  It is affectionately called ... continue reading