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No More Prisons--Protest in San Mateo County Pt I
R. Robertson
Saturday's protest at the site of new prison building was held on Bastille Day, a day that commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison in France in 1798. On July 14th, Occupy Redwood City members took their protest to the jail site because it has become alarmingly clear that the Board of Supervisors approved the prison expansion without considering the opinions expressed by community members. Occupy Redwood City, joined by Occupy San Jose and Occupy Palo Alto, called out the Supervisors for not using budget money for programs that help keep people out of jail. ORWC is joined in their concern by CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget--Against Prison Spending), YUCA (Youth United for Community Action), the group Legal Services for Prisoners, and ACLU Northern California, amongst others.

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