• TUG Collective in collaboration with Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition

Although Maine does not have the death penalty, there are many who will, nonetheless, come to the end of their life while incarcerated. We are asking for your support of LD 476—legislation that would allow inmates, or their advocates, to petition for an evaluation of their need for assisted living or long-term care. Should the person qualify, the DOC would be required to allow for community confinement or provide a licensed facility of its own.

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TUG (Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar, Co-Artistic Directors) is an interdisciplinary arts collective that creates contact zones where people can generate insights about, and produce actions around, contemporary social issues. Since 2006, TUG has focused on participatory, problem-based interventions related to borders, borderlands, and other fuzzy frontiers, and their relationships to the global processes that put people, ideas, media, technologies, and capital into circulation with one another.

TUG’s work has been presented in such creative spaces as The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Luminary Center for the Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, Holter Museum of Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, SoCA Armouries Gallery, Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology, Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium, and the Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence, among others. TUG is on faculty in the MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.