Newsflash, Mississippi’s longest serving slave overseer pleads guilty to corruption. Christopher Epps pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy and filing a false tax return. Cecil McCrory pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy.
Today we give you an abolitionist’s perspective on the school to prison pipeline. We’ll look at the prevalence of school suspensions and special education designations heaped upon children of color and poor children across this country- does any of this influence a young person’s path toward incarceration?
In a related story, we’ll discuss the infamous Dozier School for Boys, where they have been finding bodies buried on the grounds for decades. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson asked for a U.S. Department of Justice probe into the former reform school, and it gives us some insight to a time in America when the school to prison pipeline was not just a figure of speech.
Finally, in the midst of the dust still settling around the Willacy Plantation slave revolt, MTC jus got good news from Mississippi, as Leflore County is agreeing to sell additional land outside the current Delta Correctional Facility’s fences to help the private prison operator pursue a contract to house federal inmates there. We told you what happened in South Texas over the last decade, which created conditions for the revolt today… is MTC creating de ja vu, all over again?
The Unexplainable Black Death Profile is Dakota Bright.
The Abolitionist of the Day is the “Abolitionist Attorney”, Sis. Nekima Levy-Pounds.