“At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations. Because they can get cheap labor and don’t have to provide benefits, many companies lay off workers in their factories and move their operations inside prison walls.”

The School to Prison Pipeline and the Prison Industrial Complex are evident examples of systemic racism backed by capitalism. Without abolishing capitalism, can one truly dismantle the prison industrial complex?




2 responses »

  1. Kali Nita Jones says:

    I learned a lot about this in my ‘Why Punish?’ class my freshman year and it opened my eyes to just how many industries rely on prisoners for cheap labor and just how engrained that is in our capitalist system.

  2. Kali Nita Jones says:

    It’s super concerning but almost feels impossible to combat

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