Slavery in US Prisons--Interview with Robert King & Terry KupersQuicklink submitted by Mac McKinney Permalink
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|An 18,000-acre former slave plantation in rural Louisiana, the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is the largest prison in the U.S. Today, with African Americans composing over 75% of Angola's 5,108 prisoners, prison guards known as 'free men,' a forced 40-hour workweek, and four cents an hour as minimum wage, the resemblance to antebellum U.S. slavery is striking.|
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