Letters and Politics

Prison Labor in the United States

A nationwide prison strike begun on Sept. 9 on the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising. Prisoners are demanding the end of forced labor.

Today our host Christina Aanestad discusses the national labor prison strike and the legal framework that denies worker protections in the U.S. perpetuating a form of modern labor slavery.


Paul Wright, Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center,


Dee, an inmate and organizer in a United States prison,

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