SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE
The national trend of criminalizing, rather than educating, our nation’s children
The pipeline encompasses the growing use of zero-tolerance discipline, school-based arrests, disciplinary alternative schools, and secured detention to marginalize our most at-risk youth and deny them access to education. This happens within the school system both directly and indirectly.The United States is an outlier in the world when it comes to detaining and sentencing juvenile offenders as adults. At Flawless we are determined to change this through our advocacy, educational trainings, Holistic Programs and support of organizations such as The Lineage Project, The Empowered Youth Initiative and Street Yoga.
According to Human Rights Watch (HRW) The US currently imprisons 2,270 people who have life sentences without parole for crimes committed as minors. There are only 12 other prisoners in the world with this sentence.
American Civil Liberties Union, The School-To-Prison Pipeline.
The Advancement Project, Opportunities Suspended: The Devastating Consequences of Zero Tolerance and School Discipline
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
New York Civil Liberties Union Zero Tolerance Discipline, Discrimination, and the School to Prison pipeline