The 13th Amendment states that a person convicted of a crime can be forced to work involuntary as punishment.
Unfortunately, this loophole in the amendment has created a systemic pipeline in which mostly Blacks and brown groups are convicted and imprisoned for even petty crimes & made to perform prison labor which is essentially, re-enslavement.
The new law amendment, spearheaded by Missouri House representative William Lacy Clay, is heavily co-signed by Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) as well as MA & MD senators.
Prison really is BIG BUSINESS and crime truly does pay, if you’re in the “inmate” business. Unfortunately, about 98% of us are not.
Ladies and gents I am in pure disbelief. I obviously research crime & underworld happenings almost daily, but I never truly realized this was going on in OUR prisons, especially to this magnitude! Billions? … with a “B?”… No wonder if you blow a feather you’re going in! It’s business.
With prisoners producing prisons this kind of money, along with corporations getting incentives for doing business with the prisons, it puts the mainstream job market at severe risk. To the system you’re worth more locked up. Think about it, why would a company want to hire an employee at $15/Hr (just throwing out a #) when they can pay prisoners CENTS/Hr to do that exact same job? Makes no sense and you know the old saying, therefore it makes no dollars. It’s not right or fair to anyone, except to the prisons themselves.
Empire may be back but Taraji P. Henson’s mind is on more political matters, specifically a nationwide prison strike that involves some 24,000 inmates in at least 40 prisons from at least half the states where prisoners are acting in open opposition to guards, in many cases refusing to eat or work as they protest their conditions and free labor
Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker, has gotten the backing of the Russian prison service to enlist some of the country’s prisoners in building projects related to the soccer tournament, the Associated Press reports. Such an initiative would help keep costs of the World Cup down, since Russia typically pays prisoners about $300 per month for labor projects.
“It’ll help in the sense that there will be the opportunity to acquire building materials for a lower price,” Khinshtein told the AP. “And apart from that it’ll make it possible to get prisoners into work, which is very positive.”
The total estimated budget for the 2018 World Cup is 638 billion rubles, or more than $12 billion. However, the Russian ruble has lost significant value against the dollar since the start of 2014 because of international sanctions imposed against the country and the falling price of oil.