By Real Cost of Prisons Project (The Sentencing Project)
What Do Prisoners Make for Victoria's Secret?
From Starbucks to Microsoft: a sampling of what US inmates make, and for whom"
July 21, 2008
Tens of thousands of US inmates are paid from pennies to minimum wage?minus fines and victim compensation?for everything from grunt work to firefighting to specialized labor. Here's a sampling of what they make, and for whom.
Eating in: Each month, California inmates process more than 680,000 pounds of beef, 400,000 pounds of chicken products, 450,000 gallons of milk, 280,000 loaves of bread, and 2.9 million eggs (from 160,000 inmate-raised hens). Starbucks subcontractor Signature Packaging Solutions has hired Washington prisoners to package holiday coffees (as well as Nintendo Game Boys)...continue to full post
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