Georgia and Colorado Try Modern Slavery

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    Because of draconian immigration laws passed in these states, both states are trying to use prisoners as farm workers. I'm not sure if that's legal. It seems like a modern day attempt at slavery to me. Forcing a man to work for another man, even if he doesn't want to. Farmworkers are fleeing both states and Americans are not stepping up to take the jobs. So, I guess the illegal immigrant advocates were right in that farmjobs are jobs that Americans won't take.
     
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    link?
     
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    About damn they started earning their keep what's taken so long this is an excellent idea!
     
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    Ohhh... getting prisoners to work and provide something rather than just being a drain on society and sitting in a cell... how HORRIBLE :rolleyes:

    IMHO.. have more of them picking up trash on highways under armed guard... shovel coal... make mulch.. or whatever else
     
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    The states should hire them out to pay for their incarceration I don't see a problem with that.
     
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    13th Amendment:

    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    14th amendment:

    "Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. "

    Based on these two sections, as long as due process (trial) is followed, you are allowed to imprision a person. Also under the 13th it appears you can make them work as long as it is punishment for a crime.

    You may not like it, but it is 100% constitutional.
     
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    Ah..so now the state has a right to both incarerate and force into slavery a human being?

    How fucking conservative.

    Next you'll be telling me the warden has the right to fuck the guy's wife or girlfriend when she visits.
     
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    Ya how fucking mean of me right...
     
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    Going to prison is completely voluntary. If you don't want to, don't break the law.

    Simple, huh?
     
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