Books Not Bars

3mins | 2008 | DocumentaryNR
A documentary about the inspiring youth-led movement against the growth of the prison industry in the U.S. After two years of collaborative campaigning with the Ella Baker Center and other groups the "Super-Jail for Kids" proposal in Alameda County, California, which was on the verge of becoming one of the biggest per capita youth jails in the country, was derailed in part by the efforts of the BOOKS NOT BARS campaign.

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