Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Their Path to Success Wasn't in Place"

"For example, somebody who lived in a house with lead paint poisoning, somebody like Freddie Gray, who is a case we're all familiar with, he didn't have the ability to follow multistep instructions.
And so, in school, people thought he had behavior differences, when it was really learning differences. And so he was suspended, and then he didn't complete school, and then he was in and out of the correction system.
"And then when somebody like that goes into incarceration, again, lots of complicated instructions, and before you know it, they're in solitary confinement."

Judy Woodruff on the PBS Newshour interviews Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi about disabled prisoners.

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