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Boston Common fills with prison expansion protesters

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Despite bad weather, thousands of people organized on Boston Common Saturday to protest prison expansion in Massachusetts.

The Jobs Not Jails coalition wanted the money being used to build prisons to go towards creating meaningful, long-term jobs instead.

They said that if criminal justice policies aren't changed, the state will spend billions to build and then fill 10,000 new prison and jail cells.
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