Prisoners Have No Constitutional Protections Against Slavery Because of One Exception in the 13th Amendment


On September 9, exactly 45 years after the deadly 1971 Attica prison uprising, prisoners across the country went on strike to demand fair wages and humane living conditions. In at least three states, prisoners aren’t paid for their work at all, a practice that’s legal thanks to one clause in the 13th Amendment.

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Prisoners Aren’t Protected Against Slavery