Oak Hill Youth Center was the subject of several days of hearings in D.C. Superior Court this week, after attorneys for detained youth contended that Oak Hill officials aren’t living up to the terms of a 15-year-old consent decree mandating improvements at the facility. The attorneys argue that among the center’s problems are poorly trained staff and the absence of adequate treatment plans for detainees, but Oak Hill’s residents have their own gripes. At separate hearings over the last two weeks, detainees asked D.C. Superior Court Judge Ramsey Johnson for “shoes that fit.” Oak Hill residents don’t wear their own shoes (lest their footwear become a source of friction) and are issued a standard pair of Basics sneakers instead. Detainees complain about the dearth of sizes available to them, and one girl told the judge that her size 5 shoes were so tight that she developed corns. Johnson ordered Youth Services Administration (YSA) officials to get the girls new sneakers. YSA spokesperson Veda Lamar denies any foot dragging. “We have plenty of shoes in stock in sizes 5 to 10,” she says. —Annys Shin