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EXCLUSIVE: Century-Old Law Ties Prestigious Public Universities To Prison Labor

In Virginia, people incarcerated in its Department of Corrections (DOC) are offered a voluntary program to hone blue-collar skills in a self-supporting state-run enterprise. However, the state’s public institutions are bound by a near-century-old Virginia law to patronize this service, helping sustain a prison labor system criticized by scholars and activists for circumventing the 13th Amendment.

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EXCLUSIVE: Century-Old Law Ties Prestigious Public Universities To Prison Labor
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    EXCLUSIVE: How a century-old law keeps Virginia's prestigious public universities tied to prison labor

    EXCLUSIVE: How a century-old law keeps Virginia's prestigious public universities tied to prison labor

    The law has been on the books for almost a century. In Virginia, people incarcerated in its Department of Corrections (DOC) are offered a voluntary …

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