Independent journalist Beth Schwartzapfel explains the persistence of American prison labor, how little is provided to prisoners, half of prisoners have full time jobs, invented felonies and the end of slavery, how prison labor is exploited, why OSHA can’t intervene to protect prison labor, the economic costs of imprisonment, the return of debtors prisons, is the right shifting on mass incarceration? Why we incentivise prisoners to continue committing crimes, paying prisoners a minimum wage, job training recidivism and private prisons and modern slavery.
On The Fun Half: closing programs that help workers, is Alex Jones shills for Iodine supplements, the Alex Jones strategy, new Chris Christie bridge scandal and more, Gary Oldman’s insane Playboy interview and your calls and IMs.
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