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U.N. report calls U.S. prison labor system “contemporary slavery”

By Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United

October 8, 2023

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Prison slavery
U.N. report calls U.S. prison labor system “contemporary slavery”
A recent report published by United Nations human rights experts denounces the prevalence of “contemporary slavery” within the U.S. prison system. The report reveals the harrowing realities of forced labor, shocking prison conditions, and systemic racism that plague American correctional institutions. Read more…
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Forced labor
Profitably fatal: Bangladeshi shipyards
Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards are cutting costs through shortcuts that have fatal consequences. Workers are doing illegal and dangerous night shifts, being denied living wages, rest, or compensation in case of injury, and eating, drinking, and breathing toxins illegally disposed of at the shipyard beaches. Read more…
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Child Labor
Chick-fil-A operator found guilty of violating child labor laws
Two Utah Chick-fil-A locations were recently found guilty of violating child labor laws for the 230 minors they hired. The owner and operator of both locations had 14 and 15-year-old employees work longer hours than the law permits and for too many days per week. Read more…
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Ellie Finkelstein
Freedom United


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