Inmates Are Staging a Prison Strike over Slavery

August 24, 2018 2:59 am

Inmates Across U.S. are Staging a Prison Strike over ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

Video was apparently shot with a smuggled cellphone camera and shows a black man laboring with a gardening hoe under the Alabama sun. The prisoner, according to the narrator, is not required to attend GED classes or job training courses — but he is required to work, or he will be punished.

Inmates across the United States planned to start a nearly three-week-long strike Tuesday to protest what they are calling “modern-day slavery.”

#StayWoke The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.