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Pipeline to Prison: System Fails Special Education Students

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By Sarah Butrymowicz and Jackie Mader

CALEDONIA – Toney Jennings was illiterate when he was arrested at age 16. In the six months he spent at the Lowndes County Jail in Eastern Mississippi, he says he played basketball, watched TV and “basically just stayed to myself.”

A special education student, Jennings qualified for extra help in school. Those services should have carried over to the justice system…

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