A New School To Prison Pipeline That Might Surprise You

By Staff, educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Educational Alchemy - Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the state’s own prison labor company. A semi-autonomous subdivision of the Department of Public Safety and [...]

Stop Using Inmates As Slaves

By Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks, www.talkpoverty.org -

By Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks for Talk Poverty - Last week, a Louisiana sheriff gave a press conference railing against a new prisoner release program because it cost him free labor from “some [...]

Slave Labor Widespread At ICE Detention Centers, Lawyers Say

By Mia Steinle, www.pogo.org -

By Mia Steinle for POGO - There are nearly 200 federal detention centers across the country. Here, people suspected of violating U.S. immigration laws wait for court hearings to find out if [...]

Abolitionists From Around The World Gather To End Prisons

By Jean Trounstine, www.truth-out.org -

By Jean Trounstine for Truthout. In July 2017 more than 200 people from across the globe met for four days in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was once home to abolitionist Frederick Douglass [...]

Newsletter: Success Against Racists, Build On It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last week, we wrote about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia in terms of their historical and political context. Since then, the national and [...]

Millions For Prisoners’ Human Rights March In DC

By Kyle Fraser, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Kyle Fraser for Black Agenda Report. Prisoner rights advocates will converge for what aims to be the largest abolitionist demonstration in U.S. history, Saturday, August 9, in Washington D.C. [...]

’13th’ And The Culture Of Surplus Punishment

By Victor Wallis, www.sfbayview.com -

By Victor Wallis for the San Francisco Bay View. From the late 1800s until now, unpaid prison labor has been the pattern, practice, and collective mindset of various states across America. [...]

Elon Musk Subsidiary Using Prison Labor

By Aura Bogado, www.grist.org -

By Aura Bogado for Grist - SolarCity is probably the best-known name in the U.S. for residential solar installations — it’s top in the market. The company was founded by Elon Musk, along with two [...]

Slave Labor: Prisoners Work In State Buildings For Under .24 Cents An Hour

By Celisa Calacal, www.alternet.org -

By Celisa Calacal for AlterNet - When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor’s office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed something odd. A [...]

Prison Strike Having Major Financial Impact On California

By Staff, www.solidarityresearch.org -

By Staff from Solidarity Research. September 9, 2016 was the start of the largest prison strike in U.S. history. Over 72,000 incarcerated workers in 22 states refused to provide their labor to [...]

Newsletter – On 9/11, Facing The Truth

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centers in New York where 3,000 people died. The immediate responses to the attack were [...]

Who’s Behind Unpaid Prison Labor In Texas?

By Aaron Cantú, www.littlesis.org -

By Aaron Cantú for Little Sis News - Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods and [...]

Who’s Behind Unpaid Prison Labor In Texas?

By Aaron Miguel Cantú, www.truth-out.org -

By Aaron Miguel Cantú for LittleSis News - Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods [...]

Newsletter: Justice Takes A Lifetime

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The #BlackLivesMatter movement continues to grow its power and have notable victories, but 600 hundred years of racial oppression, [...]

Whole Foods Said To Stop Selling Foods Made With Prison Labor

By Allison Aubrey, www.npr.org -

By Allison Aubrey for NPR - Whole Foods Market has announced that by April of next year it will stop sourcing foods that are produced using prison labor. The move comes on the heels of a [...]

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