QI on the new American slave trade

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  1. Catchoftheday

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    Not necessarily.

    I have no problem with convicts being forced to work for low wages and having to pay for their room and board. Why should they get free tv, free internet, free food, free education and free medical just because they stole a car or killed someone while DUI or any other stupid fucking thing they did. This is not slave trade.

    I do however have a problem with people being in prison for drug use, that would free up some space.

    Am I missing the point?
     
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    I have a problem with the fact that darker skinned people are more likely to receive harsher sentences. I have a big problem with that.

    I have a problem with three strike laws because it makes lifers out of more dark skinned people than light skinned people because dark skinned people are more likely to be arrested, wrongly accused, and wrongly convicted.

    Our justice system has failed to be just.


    I also disagree with prison sentences for victimless crimes like drug use.
     
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    What she said.
     
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    Related topic: How do you "force" people in prison to work?
     
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    If they do not work they only have money that is sent to them by others, unless they are already wealthy in their own right. Also parole is often dependent on whether or not they participate in 'rehabilitation' which includes working.

    Catch, it is absolutely true. Prisons are the second biggest industry in my state. And they keep building more of them. I have loved ones caught in them.
     
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    So, because prison is expensive, the idea is to make the prisoners work... but if they don't work, the expensive prison stay gets longer?

    Seems counterproductive.
     
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    I think…

    For certain segments of the U.S. population there is no such thing as equity and fairness under the law.

    Too many people in the United States have an underdeveloped and shaky sense of justice.

    The prison-industrial complex (oh yes, I went there), legislatures, and other public representatives, exploit these social deficiencies to engage in unethical activity. Specifically, creating a privatized industry dependent upon long-term, scantily compensated labor, whose incarceration may be influenced by sentence disparity and other economic, legal, or social injustices rehabilitation via low-paid work will not remedy.

    Most inmates then spend the majority of their earnings/pittance on internal products and services owned by the very same corporation which owns the prison, controls the record of behavior, and contracts the incerated’s labor.


    I thought the Hacienda/Camp system died out in the last century?
     
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    Incarceration + Forced labour = slavery

    Hopefully I have remembered right... I think the man in the video said that prisoners refusing to work were put into solitary confinement
     
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    another arm of internal colonialism
     
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    Yes it is,--- unless you have an industry that subcontracts prison labor, which is obtained through political insiders.
     
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    I have heard this song before.
    Tennessee ernie Ford - 16 Tons - YouTube
     
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    That is horrible! I am outraged! Again!
     
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