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.
My SO was talking about this just now. They say there ain’t no jobs here but there’s always jobs in prison. He was working everyday to make $11 a month. They know what they’re doing.
thats what you call a poem.
Rick James @ the 2004 BET Awards
Still the best moment in BET history. Even Kanye looks surprised.
When the BET Awards were trill. Look at all my people looking beautiful, bronze, and familial.
That came from his soul lol
I remember this
Kanye’s face though! This is still the greatest moment from the BET Awards.
And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)
Not 1. Not 2. Not 3. Not 4 …
Cena check must be great
The truth then and still the truth now.