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11-06-2017, 09:08 AM
Clinton Used Prison Labor, aka modern slave labor
http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-...sas-622209

Quote:Twitter users have reacted with surprise and fury over excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s 1996 book It Takes A Village. On June 6, Jeanette Jing, an activist with over 33,000 followers on Twitter who supports Clinton's Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, shared two pages of the work in which Clinton reminisces about the black prisoners who worked in the Arkansas governor’s mansion she shared with her husband, Bill Clinton, who led the state from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992.

“When we moved in, I was told that using prison labor at the governor’s mansion was a longstanding tradition, which kept down costs,” Clinton writes. She adds that most of the workers were convicted murderers and she became friendly with “a few of them, African-American men in their thirties who had already served 12 to 18 years of their sentences.”

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11-06-2017, 09:18 AM
RE: Clinton Used Prison Labor, aka modern slave labor
Like it or not, that's what they do there.

Remember, the Governor's Mansion does not belong to the governor at the time; it belongs to the state, and if the state wants prisoners to do labour on the grounds, then that's what happens.

BTW... this is from a book released in 1996, a full twenty-one years ago. Methinks the author - someone named Mirren Gidda (never heard of her) - is being played by someone with an agenda. Now who could that be???
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11-06-2017, 09:20 AM
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Many states have prisoners work on roads and other projects.
Meh

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11-06-2017, 09:21 AM
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(11-06-2017 09:18 AM)Heath_Tierney Wrote:  Like it or not, that's what they do there.

Remember, the Governor's Mansion does not belong to the governor at the time; it belongs to the state, and if the state wants prisoners to do labour on the grounds, then that's what happens.

It's slave labor.

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11-06-2017, 09:24 AM
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http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/ne.../71714762/

They better look at more states and more politicians if this is going to fly.

The linked article won't let me copy/paste but it's basically talking about prison labor in South Carolina. The gripe appears to be that the prison population is 62% black and therefore is slavery. Later in the article it's stated that the program is voluntary and the inmates learn skills while working.

I seem to recall that there were workers from the prison at the governor's mansion and I saw them around the capital building too.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/st...97463.html

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11-06-2017, 09:25 AM
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http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/...hreerivers
Why should they sit around all day, when they could be productive ?

"CALICO ROCK — In Calico Rock’s King Park, 30 young men dug a trench to divert rainwater away from the ball fields and into a nearby creek. Officers on horseback and on foot supervised the white-clad workers. The men with shovels were inmates from the Arkansas Department of Correction’s North Central Unit at Calico Rock.

Since North Central opened 20 years ago, its inmate Regional Maintenance crews have worked on projects in various locations, including Harrison, Hardy, Mountain Home and Mountain View.

For 2011, Warden David White reported to the Arkansas Department of Correction that crews from North Central completed 147 assignments and worked 99,813 inmate hours. According to White, such crews at the 12 other Arkansas prisons worked a total of 579,764 hours on local projects last year.

“The majority of our work here is on rural roads, where trees have grown up to impede traffic, and ditches that aren’t draining well,” White said.

North Central crews also do maintenance on city parks and county fairgrounds, make road repairs and clean litter and brush along highways. Some assignments are one-time events, such as tearing down unused buildings or creating playgrounds and ball fields.The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has used the RM crews on “Stream Team” erosion projects and to cut and maintain trails. After every flood, ice storm or tornado in north-central Arkansas, the crews often clear roads for emergency and utility-company vehicles."

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11-06-2017, 09:27 AM
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(11-06-2017 09:25 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/...hreerivers

So what? That doesn't mean it doesn't fit the definition of slave labor.

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11-06-2017, 09:28 AM
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(11-06-2017 09:21 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  It's slave labor.

Call it whatever you want. Doesn't change the facts that inmates are used as cheap labour all the time. It's nothing new, didn't originate with Clinton and continues to this day. In Canada it's called CORCAN. I have a jacket from them. (I did a couple of contracts with Corrections Canada in an admin capacity.) They also make office furniture, military equipment and stationery.
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11-06-2017, 09:29 AM
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(11-06-2017 09:27 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 09:25 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/...hreerivers

So what? That doesn't mean it doesn't fit the definition of slave labor.

It's often voluntary, and a very small percentage of inmates are able to apply for the jobs as they have to have a perfect record during their incarceration.

In the articles on SC it clearly states the programs are voluntary. We aren't talking chain gangs here.

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11-06-2017, 09:32 AM
RE: Clinton Used Prison Labor, aka modern slave labor
(11-06-2017 09:29 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 09:27 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  So what? That doesn't mean it doesn't fit the definition of slave labor.

It's often voluntary, and a very small percentage of inmates are able to apply for the jobs as they have to have a perfect record during their incarceration.

In the articles on SC it clearly states the programs are voluntary. We aren't talking chain gangs here.

How often is it voluntary, though? Going to need a source for that.

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