Topic: Playground to Prison

State ACLU points to prejudiced policing

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State ACLU points to prejudiced policing

March 4, 2015 0 comments
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A new ACLU report outlines the disproportionate rates at which state police choose to search, arrest and incarcerate non-white versus white citizens.

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Minority populations face high juvenile detention rates

March 3, 2015 1 comment
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Black males in Rhode Island were 9.3 times as likely to end up in juvenile detention centers than their white peers in 2013.

In the Rhode Island public school system, one out of every six black students received an out-of-school suspension over an eight-year study.

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Black R.I. students see high suspension rates

February 27, 2015 19 comments
This article is part of the series Playground to Prison

17,944 high school suspensions were issued by Rhode Island public schools in the 2012-2013 school year.