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Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:08

Meridian, Mississippi Sued By Federal Civil Rights Lawyers For Operating 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline

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School To Prison Pipeline

Federal civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Meridian, Mississippi and other defendants in which they accuse city officials of operating a “school-to-prison pipeline” that jails students days at a time for minor infractions, without a probable cause hearing. According to the American Bar Association Journal, the policy mainly affects black students and students with disabilities. This "school to prison pipeline" claim says students are handcuffed and arrested in school and sent to a youth court and denied constitutional rights for minor infractions like talking back to teachers or violating dress codes. The lawsuit states they are then transported more than 80 miles to the Rankin County youth detention center, reports the Associated Press. Read more...

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