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Mississippi Town Sued for Sending Students to Prison Over Behavior in School

October 27, 2012
JG Vibes
10/25/2012

On Wednesday civil rights lawyers filed a lawsuit against the local government of Meridian, Mississippi, and other defendants for operating what has been called a school-to-prison pipeline in which students are denied basic constitutional rights, sent to court and incarcerated for minor school infractions.

The lawsuit says children who talk back to teachers, violate dress codes, and commit other minor infractions are handcuffed and sent to a youth court where they are denied their rights.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

2 Comments leave one →
  1. upaces88 permalink
    October 27, 2012 11:43 pm

    In this case? They didn’t list the “minor infractions”….
    Fighting? Stealing? Bullying other kids?
    Those issues are NOT insignificant behaviors. When the behaviors continue, they escalate until it is very possible to cause GREAT damage. School age children are committing suicide due to bullying and harassment.

    As far as I am concerned, being a parent…this IS a very valid program. They are NOT put in with violent offenders…it is just to give them a taste of Cause vs. Effect if the behaviors escalate….and they always do IF they are not corrected and made to understand the damage they are doing to themselves and others.

  2. upaces88 permalink
    October 27, 2012 11:38 pm

    It is a very valid program “Scared Straight.” It has been extremely successful. Kids have no idea what reallly happens when they break the law UNTIL they are faced with the REALISTIC CONSEQUENCES.

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