Category Research

Research #5: “The School to Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform”

Summary “The School to Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform” approaches the school to prison pipeline from a legal policy reform perspective. The introduction clearly states that the problem does not lie due to the students, but due to the failure of the institutions that care for the students to protect them. Thorough research supports the fact that […]

Research #4 AJ+ Reports on the School to Prison Pipeline

Summary   In May 2015, AJ+ posted a series of YouTube videos on the School to Prison Pipeline. I decided to shift the focus of my research to how mass incarceration is affecting students of color who are still in the process of receiving their high school and college educations. The school to prison pipeline […]

Research #3 13th Documentary

Summary On October 7, 2016 the 13th documentary was made live to the public via Netflix. The film was directed by Ava DuVernay and it explores the issues of race inequality in the United States prison systems. More specifically, the documentary focuses on the history and statistics surrounding African American men being disproportionally represented in prisons. It […]

Research #2 The “Cradle to Prison Pipeline”

Summary On September 14, 2012, Diana Millner posted to the Huffington Post blog, “Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline.” The article is an analysis of the Children’s Defense Fund’s theory that black youth are put on a path to prison from the time that they are conceived. Black babies are often born without receiving any […]

Research #1: SentencingProject.org

The Source The Sentencing Project is an organization dedicated to advocating for a fair U.S. criminal justice system. This organization was founded in 1986 and since then, the Sentencing Project has pushed for reform in the areas of sentencing policy, racial profiling, and incarceration practices. I found this source to be reliable due to their […]