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Do you think the convict lease system is still practiced today?

Convict leasing was a system of penal labor practiced in the Southern United States, beginning with the emancipation of slaves at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, peaking around 1880, and officially ending in the last state, Alabama, in 1928. It persisted in various forms until World War II. Convict leasing provided prisoner labor to private parties, such as plantation owners

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It is still practiced in a way. There are prison systems that allow private companies to set up shop in their prisons in exchange for providing prisoners with employment training (and meager salaries) and the prison with money. The companies get cheap labor in return (far below minimum wage typically).

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Yes some prisoners are being still leased out.

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