a reply to: Shamrock6
Did actual slaves get cable TV?
Three meals a day?
A chance at finishing high school?
A chance at obtaining a college degree? *crickets*
Not that I agree with the word slave being whipped out in this article.
I think you can be a slave and have cable, why would that have anything to do with freedom to enrich yourself from your labor?
I think you can be educated and be a slave, and also have meals provided.
I think most people think you have to be a slave circa 1840 on a cotton plantation with all the negative trappings. This isn't true.
Slavery is a state of mind brought on by your surroundings and exploitation.
I fully expect prisons to punishment and rehabilitation convicts. But making a profit off prison labor somehow does seem kinds slavish to me.
Especially when the victims are left damaged, where is there $.
So in a perverted way the worse the crime the longer an inmate is incarcerated. So the longer the inmate can work for a prison factory the better.
This is more profitable than a short sentence, "employee (inmate) turn over" cost money to train replacement inmates of course.
Slavery- Oxford Dictionaries
the state of being a slave:
"thousands had been sold into slavery"
synonyms: bondage · enslavement · servitude · thralldom · thrall
the practice or system of owning slaves.
synonyms: bondage · enslavement · servitude · thralldom ·
a condition compared to that of a slave in respect of exhausting labor or restricted freedom:
"female domestic slavery"
synonyms: drudgery · toil · hard labor · grind · travail · moil
excessive dependence on or devotion to something:
"slavery to tradition"