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Teens Gain in Fight Against Jail

DaaaihLoong writes: "On November 13 the LA Times posted a story on minority youth successfully protesting the expansion in size and funding of a new juvenile facility in Oakland:

'In a tense scene, the minority youths stormed the
meeting--adopting protest tactics their grandparents used during
the civil rights movement. One by one, sometimes shouting over
board members, the teens argued that California already had too
many "superjails" for young people and that the money would be
better spent on prevention programs.'

As a result, state officials voted to withhold $20 million of $50 million earmarked for the