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Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2013, 3:50PM

Now this is the story all about how… young students of color today are unfairly suspended, expelled and arrested with harsh zero-tolerance policies.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 5:43PM

Broward County, Florida, has the highest arrest rate in the state for youth in schools. But it’s vowing to do better.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Good News in Mississippi: School-To-Prison Pipeline Closes

Good News in Mississippi: School-To-Prison Pipeline Closes

by Brentin Mock on May 31 2013, 1:50PM

Meridian schools can’t call the police on black students anymore for wearing the wrong colored socks.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Civil Rights Groups Issue School Security Plan—Without the Guns

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 1:05PM

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, calls for more police and armed guards abound. But to keep kids safe we need to look at the roots of violence and start there, say civil rights groups.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

DOJ Files Landmark Agreement to Curb Meridian, Miss.’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on March 22 2013, 2:17PM

“For Mississippi it’s really a glorious day.”

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer [VIDEO] Play

Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas, Julianne Hing on March 7 2013, 10:08AM

A crucial voice has been lost in the post-Sandy Hook debate over school safety: Students. So we asked some Los Angeles high schoolers to chime in.

Topics: Guns, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

New Study Finds a Dramatic Drop in Youth Incarceration Rates

New Study Finds a Dramatic Drop in Youth Incarceration Rates

by Julianne Hing on March 1 2013, 9:00AM

Thanks to falling youth crime rates and cash-strapped states (seriously), juveniles are less likely to land in prison. But when it comes to racial disparities, the devil remains in the details.

Topics: Criminal Justice, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Denver's Plugging Up Its School-to-Prison Pipeline

Denver’s Plugging Up Its School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on February 21 2013, 10:12AM

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, elected officials, pundits and gun lobbyists have been calling for more police in schools. So why is Denver doing its own thing?

Topics: School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Florida's School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Largest in the Nation

Florida’s School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Largest in the Nation

by Julianne Hing on February 12 2013, 10:07AM

As talking back to your teacher increasingly leads to misdemeanor criminal charges, experts say the arrests have lifelong consequences.

Topics: School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Obama's Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline

Obama’s Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on January 16 2013, 3:14PM

Beware the neutral-sounding language, civil rights advocates warn.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

ACLU Tells Joe Biden: More Police in Schools Don't Make Them Safer

ACLU Tells Joe Biden: More Police in Schools Don’t Make Them Safer

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2013, 1:20PM

Biden’s White House task force on curbing gun violence is set to release its recommendations soon, and advocacy groups urge against repeating past mistakes.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

After Newtown, School Communities Brace for Another Influx of Police

After Newtown, School Communities Brace for Another Influx of Police

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2013, 10:33AM

School advocates that are already fighting a school to prison pipeline warn against the assumption that you prevent violence by adding cops.

Topics: Guns, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2012, 9:54AM

Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of a Justice Department suit against Meridian, Miss., where school officials are charged with routinely locking kids up for petty offenses.

Topics: Criminal Justice, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Could Your Kid Be Thrown In Jail For Wearing the Wrong Socks? [Reader Forum]

Could Your Kid Be Thrown In Jail For Wearing the Wrong Socks? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on December 3 2012, 8:42AM

Colorlines readers respond to the shocking details of a Mississippi school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2012, 9:34AM

Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back to a teacher and being late are all infractions that landed Cedric Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.

Topics: Criminal Justice, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth