Exploring the connection between school and prison for indigenous kids
The interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public affairs show, In the Moment with Lori Walsh.
What is the relationship between schools and prisons? What does that relationship look like for indigenous youth?
A new book brings three scholars together to consider those connections through the lenses of history, law, and education. It's called The School-Prison Trust. It's the latest addition to the Forerunners: Ideas First series from the University of Minnesota Press.
The book wouldn't exist without the story of a young man named Jakes. Jakes was interviewed while in a youth prison by coauthor Sabina Vaught.
Sabina Vaught Ph.D. is professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh and co-author. Brian McKinley Jones Brayboy Ph.D. is President's Professor at Arizona State University and is co-author.