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American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

This article explores the history of America's boarding school system for indigenous people and its connections to the carceral system. It explains that techniques like forced assimilation and corporal punishment mirror the prison experience because these schools were modeled after a prison.

From NPR:

For the government, it was a possible solution to the so-called Indian problem. For the tens of thousands of Indians who went to boarding schools, it's largely remembered as a time of abuse and desecration of culture.

The government still operates a handful of off-reservation boarding schools, but funding is in decline. Now many American Indians are fighting to keep the schools open.

Read the full article here.