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Through a loophole in the 13th Amendment, governments and corporations profit from cheap, incarcerated labor.
Michele Bratcher Goodwin
Oct 07, 2020
States like California, New York, and Arizona have relied on prisoners to continue working, with little pay and in precarious conditions, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Oct 05, 2020
Despite COVID-19 concerns, the state’s prisoners are still doing dangerous menial jobs in work-release programs.
May 28, 2020
Garbage collectors in the city are striking for $15 an hour, hazard pay, and PPE.
May 27, 2020
Despite risks to incarcerated people and the public, Florida is sending prisoners to perform hard labor.
Apr 08, 2020
Mar 11, 2020
Unlike other states, Arizona offers minimal early release credits for the prisoners it sends to fight its wildfires.
Jan 21, 2020
Some pretrial prisoners and immigration detainees are forced to work without pay in violation of the 13th Amendment, according to attorneys.
Nov 21, 2019
With journalist Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
Adam H. Johnson
Oct 24, 2019
The Bureau of Prisons’ South Central regional director utilized incarcerated people from a Texas prison to work on a landscaping project at his church.
Mar 12, 2019
One commissioner wants the state Department of Corrections to show proof that his county isn’t just using prisoners as ‘slaves.’
Jan 28, 2019
As media attention wanes, “this is the most dangerous period with any prisoner action,” one organizer said.
Sep 25, 2018
How the politics of storm preparation reveal whose lives matter, and who gets left behind.
Sep 14, 2018
Prisoners are striking to end death by incarceration, prison slavery and poor living conditions.
Aug 21, 2018
Ronald Brooks was helping plan a prison strike when he was abruptly transferred to a new prison hours away.
Aug 20, 2018