An explainer on how inmates are made to work and why they shouldn’t be.

As protests on racial inequality and calls for defunding police overlap with news of COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons, conversations around dismantling prisons and prison labour have made their way into the mainstream. While activists, scholars and other experts have been advocating in this arena for decades, this primer is intended for those who are just becoming aware of the inhumane realities of prison labour. 

Read the full piece at Early Magazine.