Oakland Probation Camp OffersFreedom School to Young Detainees

San Francisco Chronicle

August 4, 2015


The nearly three dozen teenage boys — laughing, dancing, chanting and singing — didn’t look like robbers, car thieves or vandals. They looked like goofy kids at summer camp. In fact, it was a camp, a probation camp. The youths were required to be there, most assigned by a judge to spend six to nine months at the Alameda County minimum-security detention center, Camp Wilmont Sweeney.
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