An Inside Account of the National Prisoners’ Strike
The New Yorker
September 6, 2018

“On August 21st, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a labor union for prisoners that aims “to end prison slavery,” announced the start of a nationwide strike inside U.S. prisons. Wages for incarcerated workers are typically measured in cents per hour, and several states—including Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina—use the labor of prisoners without paying them at all.”

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