Posts Tagged ‘prison labor’

Aug
2015
5

A Dollar a Day Keeps ICE Away: LA Times Exposes Imprisoned Immigrants Working for Pennies

A Dollar a Day Keeps ICE Away: LA Times Exposes Imprisoned Immigrants Working for Pennies
  A story from Monday’s Los Angeles Times highlights a growing problem in our country’s family detention centers: detainees are being paid as little as $1 a day through a voluntary work program. Some even claim their labor isn’t voluntary.  The article tells the story of Delmi Cruz, who along with her 11-year-old son Alexis [&hellip...
Dec
2013
3

Inmates Being Paid $1/Hour to Fight Wildfires Under Guise of “Conservation Camp”

  On her blog, Rania Khalek details how prisoners are being used to fight fires throughout the West while being paid $1 or less per hour.  Climate change has created increased demand for life-threatening work to contain wildfires and a sad loophole in the constitution allows this forced servitude: Inmates in California and Nevada are...
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