Panel Tackles School-to-Prison Pipeline, Mass Incarceration
When a panel convenes this week to discuss juvenile justice reform in Pensacola, it will have more than academic relevance for the local area. It’s an issue local officials have struggled with for a while.
Keyontay Humphries, the American Civil Liberties Union’s regional organizer of Northwest Florida, points to a 2015 study by the James Madison Institute and Southern Poverty Law Center. In Escambia County, the study found, a child charged with a felony is four times as likely to be tried as an adult as a child living in Miami-Dade.