Scheer Intelligence: Prisons Enable America’s Obscene Wealth

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

The story of Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a military veteran and former Black Panther who was imprisoned for 43 years for a crime he didn’t commit, is one that gets to the heart of systemic racism in [...]

Rather Than Pay Fairer Wages, Businesses Look To Prisons

By Eddie Conway, The Real News Network. -

For months, business owners and corporate media pundits in the US have complained about a “labor shortage,” claiming that businesses are struggling to find new employees because “no one wants to [...]

How corporations buy and sell food made with prison labor

By H. Claire Brown, The Counter -

In 2011, Leprino Foods, the $3 billion company that supplies all the mozzarella to Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Domino’s pizza chains, lost its buffalo milk supplier in India. Water buffalo [...]

Ending Private Prisons Is Not Enough

By Ashish Prashar, Business Insider. -

President Joe Biden, by executive order, directed the Department of Justice to end its private prison use. It's a step in the right direction and a symbolic moment for this administration to say [...]

Formerly Incarcerated Organizer On February 6 St. Louis Jail Protest

By Ryan Hamby, Liberation News. -

EXPO is an organization of formerly incarcerated individuals and other people involved with the criminal justice system. We are a voice for people adversely affected by this system. We are an [...]

Forced Labor In The United States

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

By any measure, the United States has the worst human rights record among the nations called democratic or developed or advanced or “free world” or any of the other labels that rich capitalist [...]

UF Students Announce Boycott Against Aramark

By Juliana Ferrie, Alligator.org. -

Four organizations are taking a stand against UF’s official food service provider to protest its use of prison labor.  The Gainesville Chapter of the Dream Defenders, UF NAACP, the UF Black [...]

Bus Drivers Refuse To Help Police, Prison Labor Replaces Meatpackers And More

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

With protests erupting all over Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, cops are attempting to arrest protesters in mass.  However, some bus drivers in Minneapolis are refusing to use [...]

Federal Prison Factories Kept Running As Coronavirus Spreads

By Cary Aspinwall, Keri Blakinger, and Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project. -

As the coronavirus spread across the country, Patrick Jones kept reporting to his job in the textile factory at the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana. He’d worked there for years, sewing [...]

Incarcerated Workers Are Bearing The Brunt Of Extreme Weather

By Michael Arria, In These Times. -

On January 28, an image of Cook County Jail prisoners shoveling snow went viral after it was posted on the  La Villita community Facebook page and then shared by the Chicago Community Bond Fund. [...]

Noise Demos Ring In NYE Against Backdrop Of Prison Slavery

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

This year in over 20 cities across the US and Canada, anarchists, abolitionists, autonomists, and other rebels took part in noise demonstrations on New Year’s Eve, as has become an ongoing [...]

New Slave Labor: California Prisoners Fight Fires For Less Than $2 An Hour

By Naomi LaChance, Truthdig.com -

The nearly 4,000 incarcerated workers who are trained to fight deadly fires across California often make less than $2 an hour and are not eligible to be hired as professional firefighters after [...]

The National Prison Strike Is Over. Now Is The Time Prisoners Are Most In Danger

By Heather Ann Thompson, Theconversation.com -

Over the last few weeks men and women across the United States – and even as far away as Nova Scotia, Canada – have protested to demand humane treatment for the incarcerated. In 2016, when [...]

Keeping The Spirit Of The Prison Labor Strike Alive

By James Kilgore, Truthout.org -

This year’s Prison Labor Strike was one of the most amazing mobilizations of liberatory politics in the past decade. It was the latest iteration in the most recent generation of prison [...]

Prison Labor Is Slave Labor, And We Should Get Rid Of It

By Fizz Perkal, Otherwords.org -

Incarcerated workers — who often make less than $1 an hour producing profits for big companies — are on strike across the country. As wildfires rage across California, some of the people risking [...]

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