Prisoners in Multiple States Call for Strikes to Protest Forced Labor
Published: April 4, 2016
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Director Judy Greene comments on the growing protest in prisons across the country calling for work stoppages by those incarcerated there and an end to forced labor for pennies per hour and medical co-pays of $100, among other grievances. The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution banned slavery and involuntary servitude, "except as a punishment for crime..." This is the basis for a legalized form of slavery through our criminal justice system, prison protesters charge.