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Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline: DOJ lawsuit alleges students arrested & jailed without probable cause

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Oct 12, 2013.

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    Delaware Online: 'School to prison' suit set for trial: Punishment of students in Meridian, Lauderdale County at issue (Oct 11 2013)

    The lawsuit says Meridian police arrested students without determining whether there was probable cause when a school wanted to press charges, and the students were routinely jailed. Once arrested, the students ended up on probation, sometimes without proper legal representation, according to the lawsuit. If the students are on probation, future school problems could be considered a violation that requires them to serve the suspension incarcerated in the juvenile detention center, the lawsuit says.

    The Justice Department says that means students can be incarcerated for “dress code infractions such as wearing the wrong color socks or undershirt, or for having shirts untucked; tardies; flatulence in class; using vulgar language; yelling at teachers; and going to the bathroom or leaving the classroom without permission.”

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