posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 05:13 PM
I posted this on another thread but thought it deserved a thread of its own
Wonder why you cant find a job.....its not just outsourcing, Many of the top companies in the USA are using convict labor and paying them from 0 to 40
CENTS an hour. This could explain the 2.2 MILLION people and 7.8 MILLION people on parole in the USA.....why pay someone 10$ an hour when you can get
him convicted on a trumped up chared and pay him 17 cents an hour to do the same job? The State makes millions, the company makes millions and the
convict......room and board.....just like the old days.
One of the biggest hypocrites is JC penny....who proudly proclaims it doesnt use convict labor in OTHER countrys....I guess its ok to do it here
This link shows how they pay the prisoners 17 cents an hour in some cases the following is a pert of the article in the link
At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons. The list
of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq,
Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom's, Revlon, Macy's, Pierre Cardin, Target
Stores, and many more. All of these businesses are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor. Just between 1980 and 1994, profits
went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion. Inmates in state penitentiaries generally receive the minimum wage for their work, but not all; in
Colorado, they get about $2 per hour, well under the minimum. And in privately-run prisons, they receive as little as 17 cents per hour for a maximum
of six hours a day, the equivalent of $20 per month. The highest-paying private prison is CCA in Tennessee, where prisoners receive 50 cents per hour
for what they call "highly skilled positions." At those rates, it is no surprise that inmates find the pay in federal prisons to be very generous.
There, they can earn $1.25 an hour and work eight hours a day, and sometimes overtime. They can send home $200-$300 per month.
Here is a Youtube link too
Here is more including JC penny
Major corporations, the best known being BP, Dell, TWA, Compaq, J.C. Penny, Best Western Hotels, Honda, Chevron, IBM, Microsoft, Victoria’s Secret,
and Boeing, who save on labor costs by employing cheap prison labor (0 to $1.50 per hour – the average is 40 cents) – which turns out to be far
cheaper than outsourcing overseas – especially with rising labor costs in economic boom countries like India and China.
To be even more of a hypocrite JC penny Vows to not invest in FORGIEN prison labor here.....
Manufacturer's Certificate. To emphasize its insistence on accurate country-of -origin labeling and its particular abhorrence of the use of prison
labor and illegal child labor, JCPenney requires that its foreign suppliers and its U.S. suppliers of imported merchandise, for each shipment of
foreign-produced merchandise, obtain a manufacturer's certificate that the merchandise was manufactured at a specified factory, identified by name,
location and country, and the neither convict labor, forced labor or indentured labor, nor illegal child labor, was employed in the manufacture of the