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Struggling to put together your IKEA china hutch? Hire a Cuban dissident: Chances are his family members have lots of experience with the hardware.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a German-language newspaper, reports that the ubiquitous bargain furniture retailer signed an agreement in 1987 to use Cuban prison labor in its production chain.
Originally posted by QQXXw
reply to post by Unity_99
First of all, you are insane and I hope you own no guns.
Onto the thread then. First of all, this is hardly breaking news, since prisoners have been making furniture for a pretty long period of time now and there is nothing wrong with it. I wish more people were incarcerated and turned into productive citizens behind bars to be honest. Laws are too soft for DUIs, driving without license, drugs and graffiti etc and really we could fill up the prisons a bit more as long as the prisoners were doing something productive like making sails, making furniture or machining bits and pieces it would be just fine
putting people in jail so that they can work makes sense, putting people in jail so that they can do nothing doesn't, I am sure that the prisoners who work hard making that furniture are more satisfied as well.