The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.
When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.
IT GENUINELY IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT BLACK PEOPLE GET IMPRISONED WAY THE HELL MORE THAN WHITE PEOPLE. THIS IS HOW SLAVERY CARRIED THE FUCK ON.
For-profit prisons are a huge business and this is part of why.
Also, did you know that it’s in the Constitution that people convicted of crimes can be used as slave labor? That’s another part of the Constitution that needs to be changed.
If people convicted of crimes can be treated as slaves, and if the government can decide what to label as a crime, then slavery might as well be legal.
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Family: *tells you why you’re bad at life*
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I’ve always been a fan of fudge and I was very happy to cook, chill and cut my first batch today: peanut butter fudge. The recipe (including large amounts of peanut butter, unsalted butter, milk, brown sugar and icing sugar) is a shocker, but it tastes divine #vscofeature #vscocam #vsco #vscofood #snapseed #photoshopexpress #food #cooking #instamood #instagood #yum #sweet
Photographer: Joshua Pestka
Model: Akuol de Mabior
Stylist: Aubrey Closson
Mua: Romero Jennings
Hair : Joseph DiMaggio
"Inertia" Sycha Mubiaya by Tom Andrew for One Magazine
A rather gorgeously designed home near Gloucester Road #vscocam #vscofeature #vscobeauty #vscolondon #vsco #snapseed #design #london #londononly #architecture #building #modern #ig_london #igerslondon #instamood #instagood #reflections
Tha Parish Church of St Mary the Boltons, near Gloucester Road. Amid the bustling streets of west London, this is a delightful place to sit on a bench and have a quiet break #vscocam #vscofeature #vscobeauty #vscolondon #vsco #snapseed #london #londononly #beauty #church #spire #leaves #peaceful #ig_london #igerslondon #instamood #instagood