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November 13, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rocio Nieves is a shy teenager from a blue-collar family in east Oakland, a struggling single mother not used to exercising her political voice. But there she was at a state Board of Corrections meeting this summer, poised beside others from her Bay Area youth group, the hip-hoppers, skateboarders and would-be street poets who had come before the shirt-and-tie crowd to criticize a proposed 540-bed juvenile jail.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rocio Nieves is a shy teenager from a blue-collar family in east Oakland, a struggling single mother not used to exercising her political voice. But there she was at a state Board of Corrections meeting this summer, poised beside others from her Bay Area youth group, the hip-hoppers, skateboarders and would-be street poets who had come before the shirt-and-tie crowd to criticize a proposed 540-bed juvenile jail.
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