The US school-to-prison pipeline represents the increasing pattern of juveniles coming in contact with the criminal justice system. School police and zero tolerance laws treat these minors like adults, making it hard for them to succeed. We report on these issues.

Sampson Prison Inmates Help Local Students in Need With School Supplies
Community Programs for Prisoners School to Prison Pipeline

Sampson Prison Inmates Help Local Students in Need With School Supplies

Sampson Correctional Institution inmates come to the rescue for hundreds of local students in need. They made sure the students all had school supplies, provided through a prison-community initiative. With all the evil that is happening in the world, it’s more than welcomed to hear some good news about the civil and humane things happening in […]

Daniel Newkirk (left) and Josh Daniel (right) are Boyle County Detention Center inmates speaking to teens about drugs on the Truth Tour.
Community Programs for Prisoners School to Prison Pipeline

Inmate ‘Truth Tour’ Teaches Teens That Drugs Lead to Jail or Death

Josh Daniel and Daniel Newkirk are inmates at the Boyle County Detention Center in Danville, KY . They are both participating in the Substance Abuse Program, speaking to teens about the effects of drugs as part of the Truth Tour. What Are “Truth Tours” All About? This is a new prison community program started in the Boyle […]

Experts say we must find ways to end the school to prison pipeline in America.
School to Prison Pipeline

Is There a Way to End the School to Prison Pipeline in America?

Christopher Zoukis is the author of several prison education books. He’s making it his goal to do what he can to end the school to prison pipeline in America. Zoukis says that America is increasingly faced with the problems of kids dropping out of school and graduating into prison facilities, according to prisoneducation.com. This syndrome […]

School to Prison Pipeline

Miss Black Maryland USA 2017 Announces “Plug the Pipeline” Program

The current Miss Black Maryland USA 2017, Saidah Grimes, has taken her Plug the Pipeline program to the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy in Maryland, DC Military reports. The Plug the Pipeline program seeks to reform the education system in the light of youths accessing the criminal justice system. As part of the program, youths […]

In 2013, the state of Pennsylvania made the decision to close multiple schools, but continued investing in state prisons.
Mass Incarceration Prison System Issues School to Prison Pipeline

Does Your State Spend More Money to Incarcerate Than to Educate?

According to a new Department of Education report, released earlier this month, local and state jail and prison spending has increased over three times quicker since 1990 than school spending. Some states have spent more on building prisons and maintaining prisons than others. But, the amount of states turning a blind eye to the long-term […]