Prison “resident” wants to register his child in local school
Some Cranston RI politicians want to claim prisoners as residents for districting purposes. But are they willing to let a prisoner send his daughter to their resident-only schools?
by Peter Wagner, March 28, 2010
On Monday, March 29, at 3:30 pm, the Cranston School Department will be faced with an unusual request by one of their residents: registering their child for school. Although this may seem like a regular activity, this registration will come from one of the 4000 incarcerated residents of Cranston. One of their current students, Jolina Correa, was recently told she can not return to Cranston’s third grade next year, because her mom is not a city resident. But according to the U.S. Census and some elected officials in the city, her dad is.