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Lockup: Graduation
Tina McCutcheon squeezes from the left, and Linda Volz huddles from the right. Both sandwich Majestica Santillan and Carrie McIntyre, who is hidden in their embrace. On a Wednesday afternoon in June, these women inmates graduate from a life skills program, ready to leave the Orient Road Jail. McCutcheon, 31, will reunite with her 12-year-old daughter and mother inside the jail's lobby. She will be arrested again in early August. Volz, 48, will go to a halfway house. She longs to make right with her adult children. Santillan, 22, will embrace her toddler daughter. She thinks of moving to Ohio for a fresh start. McIntyre, 30, just wants out. She'll spend one more night in jail. On the outside, they've been addicts, dealers and stealers. Locked up together, they've cried, laughed and shared their demons. Now they share joy, sadness and uncertainty. No one can tell them when to wake up, when to go to bed, when to eat a meal. "I don't want to come back here," Volz says. "I've been here six months and a week. I just want to have a life. I just want to be a responsible citizen."