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California governor asks to shutter youth prisons infamous for brutality and abuse; plus, a Black coalition against Covid-19

0:08 – Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed closing the last three youth prisons in California, plus a youth prison firefighting camp. The facilities are infamous for their brutality and abuses against the children inside. We hear response from Daniel Macallair, who directs the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and is professor of adult and juvenile corrections policy at San Francisco State University and author of After the Doors Were Locked: A History of Youth Corrections in California.

0:20 – The Black Coalition Against Covid-19 is organizing for survival and racial justice during the pandemic. Gregory Carr (@AfricanaCarr), associate professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, talks about how Black people can keep themselves as safe as possible when the government fails to respond.

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