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Inside A Maximum Security Prison’s Production Of ‘the Wiz’

“Dunasha Payne always breaks down in tears when she sings “Home.”

The song is the finale of “The Wiz,” an urbanized, musical rendition of “The Wizard of Oz.”

But to Payne, “Home” is a requiem for what she has left behind, and what she’s so close to getting back: A life outside the walls of a maximum security prison in upstate New York, where she can properly raise her young daughter.

Just before Payne took the stage as Glinda the Good Witch at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, she cried. On that night in late January, Payne sang “Home” knowing that she wouldn’t get there for another two years, after her sentence for manslaughter is served…”

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