by Chris Hedges Prisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot formally complain about working conditions or safety hazards. If […]
Kelley Davidson | August 30, 2015 You won’t believe who’s on this list. Once slavery was abolished in 1865, manufacturers scrambled to find other sources of cheap labor—and because the 13th amendment banned slavery (except as punishment for crimes), they didn’t have to look too far. Prisons and big businesses have now been exploiting this […]
“According to a recent study conducted by the ACLU, at least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations. Corporations that many Americans hold in high regard are reaping major benefits from this almost free labor pool.” Salon.com published an article about the ways in which private for-profit prisons are socking […]
The following companies are using some form of prison slave labor in their business practices: Do you own/use anything made by these companies? It kind of makes you think twice about those “pink” panties you’re girl be wearing….