Tag: Prison labor
The main difference: Unlike prison laborers, regular citizens have to be paid more than pittance wages.
"It’s getting something ignited in prisoners. So, prisoners know that this is – this is a climate where they can actually step up and feel supported."
"Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."
According to some estimates, California avoids spending about $80-$100 million a year by using prison labor to fight its biggest environmental problem.
The struggle doesn’t end with prison labor. Prisons also serve a generally repressive function, of which labor is a particular manifestation.