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Bernard C. Young
City youth need support, not a new jail
City youth need support, not a new jail

There have been a number of lessons learned from the widespread unrest in the aftermath of the tragic in-custody death of Freddie Gray. One such lesson is that actions matter more than words. That makes the news that the Board of Public Works recently voted to spend $30 million to warehouse non-violent juveniles all the more depressing ("State approves $30 million youth jail," May 13). Have we learned nothing from the many citizens who have taken to streets throughout Baltimore and around the nation? Their cries for equal treatment under the law, for access to jobs, and economic development in distressed neighborhoods, were loud and sustained. Apparently, some among us...