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Youth

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Families

Why Children with Parents in Prison are Especially Burdened, The National Journal, December 14th, 2015

One more reason the PIC is awful: the distance it puts between people, The Grist, October 22nd, 2015

Has Child Protective Services Gone Too Far? The Nation, September 30th, 2015

How Mass Incarceration is Damaging Kids, Take Part, July 15th, 2015

General Commentary 

Michigan Teen Arrested for Grindr Hookup: Homophobia and Why We Shouldn’t Criminalize Queer Youth, Center for Sexual Justice, September 29th, 2015 (archived)

Juvenile Injustice: Wisconsin’s Perverted Racial Arrest Rate, Fusion, September 25th, 2015

Juvenile Courts & Detention

Domestic violence a trigger for three-quarters of violent young offenders, Scotland Herald, March 8th, 2016

Prison Gets Rich Locking Up Preschoolers, The Daily Beast, September 8th, 2015

What Mass Incarceration Looks like for Juveniles, New York Times, November 11th, 2015

Toward a Transformative Juvenile Justice System, Huffington Post, October 7th, 2015

Juvenile Justice Reform Must Address the Unique Needs of LGBTQ Girls, August 27th, 2015

Kids Are Fighting Wildfires in Washington State, KUOW/94.9FM, August 26th, 2015

Louisiana Sentences More Juveniles to Life in Prison Than Any Other State, New America Media, August 7th, 2015

Teens Allegedly Hit as Warning, Punishment, at DYS site, Boston Globe, July 22nd, 2015

End Youth Detention and Torture at Riker’s Island, Marian Wright Edelman op-ed reprinted by the Pittsburgh Courier, June 17th, 2015 see also in Huffington Post, June 12th, 2015

Young Killers Who Stay in Juvenile Court Take Vastly Different Paths, The Chicago Tribune, June 12th, 2015

Crime and Incarceration Among Girls and Young Women in Illinois and Chicago, by Mariame Kaba for Project NIA

Hidden Injustice: LGBT Youth in Juvenile Courts, Center for HIV Law & Policy, 2009

Offering Detained Youth a Connection – Adler University blog

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-2009, adapted by Mariame Kaba for Project NIA

Schools

See also: Spring Valley High

Advancement Project – Safe Quality Schools – Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track (organization)

Student Misconduct and Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, The Legal Intelligencer, December 31st, 2015

Reliance on Police Cannot Be Consistent With What We Want to Happen in Public Schools (interview with Kimberle Crenshaw), Real Independent News and Film, November 5th, 2015

Schoolkids in Handcuffs, The New York Times (op-ed), November 4th, 2015

Racialized and Gendered Violence Permeate School Discipline, Truth-Out, November 2nd, 2015

Educators, Not Cops, Should Handle Discipline in Class, Los Angeles Times, October 30th, 2015

Take cops out of schools, The Washington Post (op-ed), October 28th, 2015

Report Urges Collaboration Between LGBTQ, Racial Justice Organizations, to Address School to Prison Pipeline, Pride Source, October 22nd, 2015 (archived)

Texas Mom Calls Out Textbook Company for Calling Slavery ‘Immigration’ and Slaves ‘Workers,’ The Root, October 5th, 2015

Pennsylvania judge sentenced to 28 years for selling kids to prison, Counter Current news, August 27th, 2015 (see also the “Kids for Cash” entry on Wikipedia)

Native American Students in Utah Pushed Out at an Alarming Rate, Huffington Post, May 26th, 2015 – see also original report by Vanessa Walsh, Disparities in Discipline

This is How Black Girls End up in the School to Prison Pipeline, Dani McClain for The Nation, February 5th, 2015

A Different Approach to School Safety – ~15 min. documentary looks at a school that builds safety without metal detectors or police.  “College prep, not prison prep.” (2013)

Breaking School Rules – from the Public Policy Research Center, studies effect of school disciplinary actions on long-term outcomes for students. (PDF: Breaking_Schools_Rules_Report_Final)

Arrested for Doodling on Desk? Zero Tolerance Policies Go Too Far, Alternet, February 26th, 2010

Suspension Stories: Challenging the School to Prison Pipeline (blog)

The School to Prison Pipeline Zine (Project NIA, 2011)

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