Boston Globe (06/03/93), P. 29 (Hart, Jordana)
About a dozen teenagers at a Massachusetts detention center,
who the state will not allow to participate in the annual 10-
kilometer AIDS Pledge Walk in Boston this Sunday, raised money
on their own on Wednesday by circling their fenced yard 52.5
times. Janet Martin, director of the Boston Secure Treatment
Center, a program at Roslindale detention center, said
yesterday's incident was the second such 10-kilometer "yard"
walk for youths held at the detention facility. After
employees at the detention center last year decided to
participate in the walk, some of the youths also expressed
interest in the event, but they were not allowed to
participate because they were incarcerated, said Martin. She
added that the boys "raised more than $1,000 last year." "We
have two boys here who have lost both parents to AIDS. Others
know people who have AIDS or who have died of AIDS," said
Martin. Department of Youth Services spokeswoman Christy
George said the teenagers' walk, which was voluntary, started
at 10 a.m. and continued until noon, then resumed at 1:15 p.m.
and ended at 3:30 p.m. The treatment program at the center
offers a course in sex education, which includes information
on AIDS and HIV. George said, "We consider these kids at risk
for AIDS, not because of intravenous drug use, but because of
sex and not using condoms."