A report from Alabama Appleseed
Arrests in school ensnare Alabama children in a school-to-prison pipeline that many will never escape. In many cases, these arrests are made by school resource officers (SROs) who work exclusively within schools.
SROs are law officers, not hall monitors with handcuffs. Yet children can be arrested for common childish misbehavior like talking back or cursing.
That’s why Alabama must implement evidence-based policies to keep all children safe. We should not tolerate a system that sets up a false choice between standards on one hand and safety on the other. Our children deserve both.
- The toll on Alabama families of uncontrolled violence in Alabama Department of Corrections’ prisons September 21, 2023
- Fighting for parole for a son who is fighting for his life September 11, 2023
- There was a gun in a maximum security prison. Incarcerated people say it was left to them to secure the area. August 24, 2023
- Appleseed Welcomes Elliot Spillers as our Advocacy Director August 17, 2023
- Cruel and Unusual: Life without parole, with cancer August 4, 2023
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
400 South Union Street, Suite 245
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
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Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: (205) 963-7999