US Prison Labor Creates $11 Billion in Value

The ACLU reports on America’s corporate neo-slavery

Mitchell Peterson
7 min readJun 21, 2022

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Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash

The American carceral state is an abomination. ‘The Land of the Free’ locks up more of its own population than any country on earth and has more than twenty percent of the global prisoners despite having only five percent of the population. The explosion of prisoners has far outpaced population growth…

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Mitchell Peterson

Freelance writer who spent nine years outside the US, currently in rural America writing the Substack bestseller 18 Uncles.