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Prison Labor as Slavery
A discussion about whether prison work is slavery.
# 122087 | 1,250 words | 21 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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This paper examines whether and to what extent labor in prison equals slavery. This is further analyzed with reference to the paradoxical opposition to convict labor and the equally paradoxical reasons for its advocacy. The paper concludes that the effect of prison work programs may be the same as a slave system.

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"The purpose of this research is to examine whether and to what extent American prisons are engaged in a modern form of slavery. The plan of the research will be to set forth the historical and social background in which this issue has arisen and then to discuss policies and the quality of administration in the correctional system that gives rise to controversy about how prisoners are treated. Philadelphia's Walnut Street Prison established in by Quaker humanitarians was America's first prison and became the model for prisons around the..."

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