Thursday , April 22 2021

Slavery in Louisiana’s prisons? This lawmaker wants voters to outlaw forced labor for good – Houma Courier

Blake Paterson  |  The Advocate (Baton Rouge)A state lawmaker said Wednesday that slavery is alive and well in Louisiana's prison system and put forward legislation that would ask voters to abolish forced labor practices for good.House Bill 196, sponsored by Rep. Edmond Jordan, D-Brusly, proposes amending the state's Constitution to make involuntary servitude illegal in all cases. Louisiana's Constitution currently bans the practice — except when use...

 

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