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. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Racism, Crime, and The Prison System (by Steven Malik Shelton) - Media Monitors Network (MMN) The disproportionate incarceration rates of black men appears to be almost de facto slavery by the US government.