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Jody Owens, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mississippi division, said kids who make minor, age-appropriate mistakes get locked up in detention centers.

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SPLC Attacks State's School-to-Jail Pipeline

Jody Owens shared this morning an upsetting example of what's wrong with juvenile justice in Mississippi. A child suffering from depression, he said, cried out while in custody at Henley-Young ...


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