Prison Labor

The Passing of the 13th Amendment Led to the First Incarceration Boom in America โ€“ Are People Still Profiting from Forced Labor?

By Amaya Flores-Montero, age 11 and IndyKids Staff Thousands of prisoners across Alabama went on strike in Sept. 2022 demanding better working conditions and improved medical and mental health treatment. The Equal Justice Initiative found that Alabama incarcerates people at a higher rate than any other state, and their prisons are also the deadliest in …

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Unions: Support Is Up ๐Ÿ“ˆ, Memberships Down ๐Ÿ“‰

By Freya-Victoria Sansing, age 11 For companies all over the world, unions have been controversial as long as they have existed. According to Labor Department data, in 2022 the percentage of union memberships went down significantly, yet support for unions is at an all-time high. An August Gallup poll discovered that 71% of Americans support …

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