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Did Prison Inmates Make Your Bra?

Chelsea Roff

Visit any number of prisons around the US & you'll find “a small army of workers” laboring in what some are calling the country’s secret sweatshop market. The privatization of prisons has allowed privatizers like the Corrections Corporation of America & G4S to sell prisoners’ labor to large corporations, including Chevron, Bank of America, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, & Wal-Mart. Prisoners are paid as little as $0.93 a day and are a workforce w/ virtually no rights, agency, or organizing power.

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