Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked.
Ko Bragg is a reporter for Reveal. Since graduating from Columbia Journalism School and Sciences Po Ecole de Journalisme in Paris, she has been covering criminal-justice issues in Mississippi. She's won six Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists mainly for her coverage of officer-involved shootings and kids charged as adults. Her work appears in Scalawag Magazine and The Appeal. She was a 2018-2019 Reveal Investigative Fellow. Bragg is based in Jackson, Mississippi.
We go to Mississippi to learn about a set of laws that automatically send kids into the adult legal system for certain crimes.
Bound by Statute
The actions of police, prosecutors and judges in Mississippi ultimately end the childhood of black kids far more often – and with far greater severity.