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Heather Ann Thompson

Thompson casts doubt on the rehabilitative intentions of prison labor

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"Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, with uncertain returns for inmates" - The Economist. 03/16/2017.

Prison labor is legally required in the US. At the federal and state levels, many inmates work for about a dollar per hour providing cheap, captive labor for private companies. Despite claims about the inmate benefits of such labor - including the development of marketable skills - Heather Ann Thompson says: “The vast majority of prison labour is not even cloaked in the idea of rehabilitation.”

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