Episode 138: Manufacturers Compete with Prison Slave Labor Allowable under the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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Manufacturers are losing contracts to Unicor, GEO, Deptcor and over a dozen other private prison operators, unable to compete with prison labor rates, or not even allowed to bid on some contracts under an unfair system permitted under the 13th Amendment to the U.S Constitution and launched in 1934 by President Roosevelt with the creation of Federal Prisons Systems (FPI) also known as Unicor.  The upbeat, flowery marketing language of these prison labor websites makes them sound as benevolent as Santa Claus despite underpinnings of longer prison sentences for non-violent offenders and a majority of inmates being black or Hispanic working for as little as 16 cents per hour. Hear about actual manufacturers who have lost business and been forced to cut jobs like Mickey Spooner, President of Allstate Office Interiors in Hamilton, New Jersey, or even been put at the brink of bankruptcy.