AFL-CIO Condemns Mass Incarceration of People of Color at the AFL-CIO Convention

September 9, 2013

Today, the AFL-CIO came out strongly in favor of reforms to the U.S. prison system that would have significant benefits to communities, people of color, correctional employees and inmates who are trying to reform their lives and rejoin society. In particular, the federation criticized the privatized prison industry that, in the name of bigger corporate profits, mistreats workers, creates inhumane conditions for prisoners and incentivizes the incarceration of more and more of America's citizens in order to make the wealthiest Americans more profits.

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