I used to live down near Campo some 20 years ago. I taught science at Rancho del Campo -- which is the juvenile detention center right there at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail and the border. They put the dangerous ones out there because they figure the terrain is too rough for them to get very far if they escape. It's a no weapon facility. The ones who law enforcement suspect might be runners don't get sneakers, but flip-flops instead.
I was on the volunteer fire department. The Mexican kids would come across just about every day in the summer to set brush fires on the American side. They loved to watch the fire trucks come in. Most of the little fires they set were around the Tecate POE, which was supposedly secure. Yeah, right.
Keep up the good work,
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