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.
- For Jerry Boatwright, freedom is a hammer, a paintbrush, and a chance to take care of his family after 3 decades in prison November 22, 2023
- “It’s hardest on stairs.” October 25, 2023
- Forty years in prison for cannabis plants. Yes, we’re still doing that in Alabama. October 3, 2023
- 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
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
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Montgomery, Alabama 36104
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Birmingham, AL 35223
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