Where is Steve Harmon living in Walter Dean Myers' novel Monster?

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From the opening passages, it is very clear that the young protagonist of Walter Dean Myers’ novel Monster is incarcerated in some type of penal institution. In the prologue to the novel-written-as-screenplay, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is ruminating on life in prison, noting that the optimal moment to cry is at night when it is dark and another prisoner is screaming in pain from being beaten. The second paragraph begins as follows: “There is a mirror over the steel sink in my cell.” The answer to the question, then, regarding Steve’s whereabouts in Monster is “prison.” Specifically, as indicated in the opening stage direction to the screenplay, Steve is housed in Cell Block D at the Manhattan Detention Center.

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