Tag Archive | Prison Labor

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

As we all know, there is no democracy in the United States today. We left that behind years ago when we decided to trade in freedom and dignity for efficiency, technological advances and gadgets of convenience. Then, it was cemented when we decided to place more importance on protecting the wealth of wealthy people and […]

Black Women and the Carceral State

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
Gabriel Winant Women prisoners wait in line at the Parchman Post Office, circa 1930 (Mississippi Department of Archives and History) No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity by Sarah Haley The University of North Carolina Press, 2016, 360 pp. Chained in Silence: Black Women…