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School-To-Prison Pipeline

Learning guide on the school to prison pipeline

School-to-Prison Pipeline

"The school-to-prison pipeline is a process through which students are pushed out of schools and into prisons. In other words, it is a process of criminalizing youth that is carried out by disciplinary policies and practices within schools that put students into contact with law enforcement. Once they are put into contact with law enforcement for disciplinary reasons, many are then pushed out of the educational environment and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems."

excerpt from "Understanding the School-to-Prison Pipeline" by Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D.

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