When Michaela was 19 she got into a fight in a nightclub with a stranger and was handed a four-year prison sentence for GBH. “It was a 30-second mistake I’ll always regret,” says Michaela, who spent two years behind bars and another two on licence. Now 26, she was released from prison almost four years ago and has found applying for jobs a stressful ordeal, despite doing everything she could to rehabilitate and make herself employable.
It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon and residents of the Rudolf Seniors Home – Helsinki’s largest state care home – are eating raspberry swiss roll and having a spirited guitar singalong to some traditional Finnish tunes. Among the trestle tables and rocking chairs occupied by the elderly Finns in the common room is someone considerably younger. Eighteen-year-old Serafina Eljaala is one of three young people who live in the care home.
On Barbara Burton’s first night in HMP Durham, she was given three sets of prison-issue underwear. It was plucked hastily from a shelf and didn’t fit properly. “From that point your dignity is completely gone,” she says, thinking back to that day in 2012. It was the first time the 55-year-old had been to prison. The early days were a blur. “I just didn’t want to see anybody, I was too ashamed,” she remembers.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".