Time for a new abolition movement

Re: my enthusiasm for American Experience

“For profit” prisons

Prison labor has long been banned in various states from competing on the free market since it violates numerous labor laws and essentially amounts to a slave workforce who can be paid subminimum wages and have little recourse against harsh working conditions. The for-profit prison industry is determined to change that.

Another Dixiecrat/Republican innovation. Chain gangs anyone?

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