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.
- “If you owe money, it doesn’t go away.” September 2, 2021
- A Cruel Set-Up August 23, 2021
- He never lost hope, now Appleseed client Alonzo Hurth is free at age 69 July 29, 2021
- Alabama Appleseed is hiring a Project Manager and Liaison for Jefferson County July 19, 2021
- Once condemned to die in prison, Motis Wright is finally free – and enrolled in robotics class. June 27, 2021
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
400 South Union Street, Suite 245
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 416-8401
2130 Highland Avenue South, Suite 202
Birmingham, AL 35205