Posted on Monday, October, 28th, 2019 in Newsroom.
Kim McGill, an organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition, an organization that works with families of the incarcerated youth, told the Guardian that parents were were worried and struggling to get information as the fire spread.
“There’s just not the same urgency when people are locked up. It seems county officials aren’t thinking about the safety of the people inside,” she said. “These families want to feel that they are just as important.”
Watching the news of the fire unfold, McGill said it felt like “people’s property and horses were given more concern” than the incarcerated youth.