We must disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline
Despite recent efforts to reduce California’s prison incarceration rates, severe racial disparities persist in our criminal justice system. According to a report last month by the Public Policy Institute of California, African-American males account for 28.5 percent of the state’s male prison population, despite the fact that black men make up just 5.6 percent of the state’s adult males.
African-American women and Latinos are also significantly over-represented in state prisons.
Recent research strongly suggests that one way to reduce these disparate racial outcomes is to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.
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