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

By Naomi LaChance, -

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 [...]

DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Mounts Legal Responses to Widespread Reports of Prisoner Abuses In The Aftermath Of The 2018 National Prison Strike

From August 21, 2018 to September 9, 2018, prisoners across the country participated in a peaceful strike to protest steadily deteriorating conditions of confinement in United States prisons. [...]

Nicola Sturgeon Tells Amazon To Ditch Slave Wages Or Lose Millions In Handouts Freeze

By John Ferguson, -

The First Minister has lost patience with the web giants after their failure to bring in fair working standards and pay staff the Living Wage. Nicola Sturgeon has pulled the plug on multi-million [...]

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

By Fizz Perkal, -

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 [...]

Vermont Puts Prisoners Out For Bid To Slave Labor Corporations

By William Boardman, -

Since the budget summary was written, Vermont has removed all its prisoners from the Michigan facility. In its place, Vermont used the Pennsylvania state facility at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, [...]

Inside The Prison Labor Strike: New Tactics Pay Off In Mainstream Coverage

By James Kilgore, -

“Fundamentally, it’s a human rights issue. Prisoners understand they are being treated as animals. Prisons in America are a warzone. Every day prisoners are harmed due to conditions of [...]

The Slaves Rebel

By Chris Hedges, -

The only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison labor, conducting hunger strikes or boycotting [...]

Massive Prisoners’ Strike In US Continues Amid Bids To Suppress It

By Pavan Kulkarni, -

The prisoners’ strike launched in the US on August 21 might have expanded beyond the 17 States where the action was originally planned. This was revealed by Amani Sawari, a member of Jailhouse [...]

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

By Celisa Calacal, -

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 [...]

WalMart & Lowes Linked To Slave Labor In The Amazon

By André Campos, -

By André Campos for Mongabay - Products derived from timber extracted by workers living in conditions analogous to slave labor in Brazil are connected to a complex business network linked to the [...]

Lawsuit: Up To 60,000 In Forced Labor In US Private Prisons

By April M. Short, -

By April M. Short for AlterNet - As many as 60,000 immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could play a role in a class-action lawsuit accusing a private prison company of [...]

US Clothes Makers Seek Slave Labor In Ethiopia

By Richard Mellor, -

By Richard Mellor for We Know What's Up -- US president Barack Obama has just finished a 5-day visit to East Africa with the same goal in mind. “Africa is the final frontier in the global rag [...]