Is Forced Prison Labor Really Slavery?
Dr. Phil discusses forced labor in prisons: should it end because it is punitive -- and even abusive -- or should it be seen as a productive way for some prisoners to spend their days and invest in their future? Jorge Renaud, director of Latino Justice, and Demico Boothe, author of “Why Are There So Many Black Men In Prison?” discuss their experiences of being forced to work in the prison system. Tiheba Bain, founder of Women Against Mass Incarceration, says while she acquired certain skills in prison, prison labor is indentured servitude. In America, forced labor in the prison system is legal under Federal law, however, Bianca Tylek, founder and director of the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises, discusses why she believes it is wrong.