The Prison Plantation System

The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865 officially abolished slavery. However, there is a crucial legal exception. Section 1 of the Amendment provides: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

On our November 10th program, our speaker will be Chris Hedges who is an award-winning journalist who has reported from the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America.

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