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Rockin' the Boat: Books Not Bars

The California Youth Authority has been coming under fire as of late, after several recent incidents of violence and abuse of authority. In January, two 18-year-olds were found hanged in their cells. The families of the two teenagers filed suit against the state for "denying mental health care and treatment and education to its wards." On April 1st, a video was released by a state senator showing an incident in January in which "one youthful inmate at a facility in Stockton is repeatedly pummeled by a correctional officer and another is kicked, after they were subdued and on the ground". I had an opportunity to speak with Mike and Monet, two members of Books Not Bars, about the situation with California's youth incarceration problems.....
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The California Youth Authority has been coming under fire as of late, after several recent incidents of violence and abuse of authority. In January, two 18-year-olds were found hanged in their cells. The families of the two teenagers filed suit against the state for "denying mental health care and treatment and education to its wards." On April 1st, a video was released by a state senator showing an incident in January in which "one youthful inmate at a facility in Stockton is repeatedly pummeled by a correctional officer and another is kicked, after they were subdued and on the ground". I had an opportunity to speak with Mike and Monet, two members of Books Not Bars, about the situation with California's youth incarceration problems.....
 
 


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