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Playground to Prison

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.


Black R.I. students see high suspension rates

February 27, 2015 19 comments

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


Minority populations face high juvenile detention rates

March 3, 2015 1 comment

Black males in Rhode Island were 9.3 times as likely to end up in juvenile detention centers than their white peers in 2013.

State ACLU points to prejudiced policing


State ACLU points to prejudiced policing

March 4, 2015 Comments are Disabled

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