Does labor in US prisons amount to modern day slavery? RT’s Boom Bust investigates

Does labor in US prisons amount to modern day slavery? RT’s Boom Bust investigates
Prisoners across the US are on a nationwide strike over inhumane living conditions, citing a violent prison riot that resulted in seven deaths and dozens of injuries earlier this year.

Inmates are protesting against prison labor, which is mandatory in state prisons. Most are paid as little as $1 per day, sometimes less, describing their working conditions as “modern-day slavery.”

RT’s Boom Bust has looked into the reports and found out that prison labor is a multibillion-dollar business for big US companies trying to cut down on labor costs.

They include McDonald’s, Microsoft, Walmart, American Airlines, and many others.

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