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Prison Labor in Minnesota, Part 1

The Department of Corrections (DOC) has a monopoly over an inmate’s shelter, work opportunities, and medical care. Since inmates live in their workplace, their living conditions are also their working conditions.

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The Supreme Court Just made Life Harder for Detained Immigrant Workers

Dr. Jimmy Patiño’s new book Raza Sí, Migra No challenges the nativist myth that “immigrants take jobs.” A portion of our extended conversation explores his groundbreaking work charting the history of the deportation regime. His work helps to clarify how the Supreme Court’s Tuesday ruling places more immigrant detainees into the exploitative labor schemes of for-profit detention centers.