us politics, prison labor, product labeling (boost with CW) 

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I'm really surprised that there apparently isn't a "not made with prison labor" symbol for products, verified by a third-party group similar to the Non-GMO Project or the Vegan Society

When Americans buy products that say "Made in the USA" they expect the money to go into supporting local, well-paying jobs, not fueling private prisons who utilize slave labor. This is the desire regardless of political alignment. People need the ability to make an informed decision

us politics, prison labor, product labeling (boost with CW) 

@packbat oh seriously?! They label prison made goods as “Made in USA”? Thats...really shitty.

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us politics, prison labor, product labeling (boost with CW) 

@StefBarron @packbat the "defense" for having prison labor in the first place is that they can gain work skills, gain certifications, learn to work in teams, learn work culture basically... however there's zero explanation for why they're paid almost nothing for their work. Here's an article on what's going on in my state of NC - wfmynews2.com/article/news/did - key line "The jobs with Correction Enterprises are paid less than work release, where low-level inmates get to leave the prison to work for private employers, but they’re paid more than jobs inside the prison; making Correction Enterprises highly sought after work."

us politics, prison labor, product labeling (boost with CW) 

@planty @packbat it will never be explicitly stated, most likely, because it super shitty but it’s that way because:
1. Prisons are run by for-profit organizations + 2. Its legal (13th amendment).

For profit organizations will always take advatage of people for profit unless the law disallows them to.

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