Cradle to prison pipeline
Artist works to disrupt ‘cradle-to-prison’ pipeline
A new study from the Children’s Defense Fund found that risks such as a lack of access to physical and mental healthcare, child abuse or neglect, and a lack of quality early childhood education frequently affect children at critical points in their growth, making participation in the criminal justice system substantially more likely. America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline (244 pages, PDF) suggests that children who receive intervention from a teacher, mentor, or other adult are less likely to enter or stay in the juvenile justice system, and provides recommendations to help address the issue.
W4 news – a conference on disrupting the cradle to prison
The modern American apartheid is incarceration, and marginalized children of color are the fodder. It’s past time to raise a loud alarm about this challenge to American unity and culture, take action to stop the rising criminalization of children at younger and younger ages, and address the unequal treatment of minority youths and adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems with urgency and tenacity. If nothing is done now, the hard-won racial and social change for which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many others died and suffered will be reversed. We must all advocate for investments in all children from birth to adulthood, recalling Frederick Douglass’ wise assertion that “it is easier to develop strong children than it is to fix broken men.”
Too many poor babies in the United States of America are born without prenatal care, with low birthweight, and to a teen, poor, and poorly educated single mother and an absent father. More threats pile on at critical points in their growth from birth to adulthood, making a stable transition to responsible adulthood much less possible and involvement in the criminal justice system much more likely. Since Black children are more than three times as likely to be disadvantaged than White children, and four times more likely to live in severe poverty, a poor Black boy born in 2001 has a one in three risk of going to jail in his lifetime, and is almost six times as likely as a White boy to be imprisoned for a drug offense.
American kids & the school-to-prison pipeline
The pipeline to prison refers to school discipline policies (e.g., zero tolerance) and practices that exclude students from learning opportunities (e.g., out of school suspension) and push them out of school (e.g., expulsion, school-based arrest) and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems for minor offenses and non-violent behavior such as smoking cigarettes, coming to school, and so on. According to research and data, such policies and procedures disproportionately impact racial/ethnic minorities and students with disabilities. Associated Terms: school-to-prison pipeline, cradle-to-prison pipeline, schoolhouse-to-prison pipeline
When students are suspended or expelled, the risk of repeating a grade, not graduating, and/or being active in the criminal justice system rises dramatically, according to this groundbreaking statewide analysis of nearly 1 million Texas public high school students followed for at least six years. African-American students and students with specific educational conditions who were eligible for special education were suspended and expelled at disproportionately high rates.
Cradle to prison pipeline with marian wright edelman and
Carl’s talk will address the role of education in racial capitalism, the Sacramento City Unified School District’s school-to-prison pipeline, and education justice movements.
Cdf cradle to prison pipeline® initiative slideshow
Pastor Holly will share her experiences with Kairos Prison Ministries, go over biblical characters that have served time in prison, discuss the need for prison reform, and provide ways for attendees to get involved.
You can join the Zoom meeting on your phone, screen, laptop, or tablet. You may also enter by dialing the specified number, but the results are not always satisfactory. If you can meet in small groups at your church or in someone’s home, this would enable those who do not have access to technology to participate.