Session #6 Youth and Family

Educate to Incarcerate. The intersection of school discipline and juvenile detention. The school-to-prison pipeline and profiling youth culture. Growing up with parents in prison.

“Required” Readings:

Bernstein, “Legacy” from All Alone in the World

Kim, “Criminalizing School Misconduct” from The School to Prison Pipeline

Law, “Mothers and Children” from Resistance Behind Bars

Rios, “The Labeling Hype” from Punished

“Required” Videos:

Article & Video: Homeless Teen Graduates at the Top of Her High School Class

Parental Incarceration and bonding during prison visits

Youth speak on police profiling in the streets

Video: The Only Unfair Thing Ever

Suggestions for going further:

Berntein, “Foster Care” from All Alone in the World

Herivel, “Privatized Prisons for Youth” excerpted from Prison Profiteers

Kim, “Court Involved Youth and the Juvenile Justic System” from The School to Prison Pipeline

Rios, “The Flatlands of Oakland and the Youth Control Complex” from Punished

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