Jun 7 10:00 PM

‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’

Fault Lines examines whether increased presence of police in schools and zero-tolerance policies are putting students on a path to prison.

The presence of police officers in schools has increased dramatically in the last 20 years, and as a result, so has the number of students receiving misdemeanor and felony charges. African American and Latino youth appear to bear the brunt of zero-tolerance policies and out of school suspensions. 

Fault Lines correspondent Wab Kinew traveled to Texas, where being late for class can get you sent to jail, and examined the difficulties of disrupting what the U.S. government now refers to as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

PRODUCER: David Enders, CORRESPONDENT: Wab Kinew @wabkinew, PHOTOGRAPHY: Vanessa Carr, Victor Tadashi Suarez, EDITOR: Jennifer Beman @jbwpos, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Paul Abowd, WRITTEN BY: Laila Al-Arian @lailaalarian, PRODUCTION MANAGER: Dana Merwin, Amma Prempeh, ASSOCIATE DIGITAL PRODUCER: Danielle Powell @daniellejenene, SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER: Kristen Taylor @kthread, SENIOR PRODUCER: Reem Akkad @reemakkad, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mathieu Skene.

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