The Heat: U.S. Prison Slavery

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Does slavery still exist in the United States of America? 

This past November, four U.S. states voted to remove the last vestiges of slavery from their state constitutions. Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited on the national level, and forced labor is still allowed in many state prisons. Now, that’s slowly changing. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Jacquie Luqman is the co-host of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik. 
  • Joseph Williams is a former Senior Editor at U.S. News and World Report.  
  • Brian Becker is Executive Director of the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism coalition. 
  • Bianca Tylek is the Founder and Executive Director of Worth Rises.