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.
- Appleseed welcomes veteran journalist Eddie Burkhalter to our research team June 27, 2022
- Welcome to Intern Justin McCleskey June 7, 2022
- Appleseed Welcomes Intern Meghan McLeroy May 31, 2022
- Welcome Frederick Spight, New Policy Director May 26, 2022
- Appleseed Welcomes Intern Mercedes Davis May 20, 2022
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