Police in Schools

ACLU, NAACP: School Discipline Too Strict in Mississippi

Children being expelled and incarcerated for minor offenses, according to a joint report

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Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.

A joint report by groups including the ACLU and NAACP says the problems are more widespread than just the city of Meridian, where the U.S. Justice Department has filed a suit claiming officials are running a "school-to-prison pipeline" for minor infractions.

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