Slavery In The 21st Century!??!?!
Y'all this is what slavery looks like in 2018. State-sponsored slavery, at a shameful four cents an hour, for mostly non-violent offenders in a state which sends more of their own officials to prison, for various dalliances in corruption, than almost any other.
Throw the poor into prison on charges that would not stick if they could afford good lawyers. Keep them there by gaming the system with bribes and keeping them from voting. Pay them a wage that is next to nothing. In the meantime, there are unemployed citizens that can't get jobs because they want a living wage.
A Louisiana Senate committee voted 3-2 Tuesday (May 8) to allow state prisoners to work on construction projects and do repair and renovation work at the Department of Corrections' administrative buildings as well as the state Capitol complex. Prisoners would be paid between 4 and 70 cents per hour for these jobs or be able to earn credit toward an earlier release.
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