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Prelude to Prison
Student Perspectives on School Suspension

Marsha Weissman

Cloth $44.95s    |    978-0-8156-3376-1    |    2014

Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3524-6    |    2017

ebook 978-0-8156-5298-4

"Weissman addresses a set of twinned issues that are critical for our understanding of urban education, criminal justice and youth development through a lens of racial injustice: the school to prison pipeline, and growing surveillance/ securitization within public schools. She offers a compelling analysis of these dynamics through the voices and from the perspectives of young people who know, and have seen too much."—Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of psychology and urban education, The Graduate Center, CUNY

"Weissman interweaves her own background, experiences, and insights drawn from her work as a community organizer and advocate for prisoners and youth to cover the extremely important topic of the school-to-prison pipeline, in one of the first books (if not the first) to include and thoroughly incorporate the voices of youth who are directly impacted by the trend."—Tamar Birckhead, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

  Prelude to Prison

Marsha Weissman   Marsha Weissman is the founder and executive director of the Center for Community Alternatives. For more than thirty years, the center has worked to end mass incarceration through alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth and adults and research and policy advocacy to educate the public and policy makers regarding needs for a more effective juvenile and criminal justice system.

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6 x 9, 288 pages, notes, bibliography, index

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