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Prison Labor

The Return of Commercial Prison Labor

In the decades following, the number of prisoners decreased to a historic minimum. But with cutbacks in the welfare state, the prison population exploded from about 200,000 in 1975 to 2,300,000 in 2013 (Scherrer and Shah, 2017: 37) and prison labor for commercial purposes became legal again. Today, about 15% of the inmates in federal […]

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Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration

“Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration”: An Inter-generational Dialogue Between Former Political Prisoners and Black Lives Matter Activists

Click here to download (for free for a limited time) the Socialism and Democracy special issue “The Roots of Mass Incarceration: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor.” Introduction by Dequi Kioni-Sadiki On Friday, March 20th, 2015 at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Harlem, the journal of […]

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