Prison labor is every US Corporation’s dream: cheap labor, no sick leave, no time off, no holidays and employees that can be easily replaced. For human rights activists however, it’s a nightmare for the very same reasons – but on the other side of the coin: forced labor, no unions, low pay and no protection for employees. The US has used or currently uses prison labor for anything from holiday coffee for Starbucks, cutting airplane components for Boeing, Game Boys for Nintendo, equipment for the war in Iraq, shrink wrapping mousses for Microsoft, making dentures, down to sewing lingerie for Victoria’s Secrets. It’s a multi-billion dollar business. Today, FSRN brings you an exclusive documentary, Prison Labor, Made in the U.S.A., with reporter Karen Miller.
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