Should Topeka prison be returned to Black college? It’s worth consideration

Pitts, a self-described community servant, told The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Jason Tidd the Topeka Correctional Facility occupying the buildings of a former school reinforces the school-to-prison pipeline.

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June 23, 2022 - 4:34 PM

The Topeka Correctional Facility sits on the site of a former Black vocational school affiliated with the Tuskegee Institute.

Curtis Pitts would like to see the site returned to its original purpose.

Pitts, a self-described community servant, told The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Jason Tidd the Topeka Correctional Facility occupying the buildings of a former school reinforces the school-to-prison pipeline.

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