Inequality is hitting bottom-lines: Why finance is turning against the US ‘prison industrial complex’

Companies with ties to US prison industry face growing scrutiny

As wildfires rage across the US West Coast, states like California rely on prisoners to help fight them. It’s dangerous, low-paid work, which some activists compare with slave labour. 

Some prisoners - known as “inmate firefighters” - say the work is meaningful and life-changing, …

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