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Prisors and Labor Force

In most states, the law now allows prisoners to do some form of private sector manufacturing work (there is also the federal Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program). How well are these laws working? Do they provide a valuable service to society? Or do they take jobs away from honest workers and give them to prisoners and give some firms an unfair advantage over their competitors?

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The laws seem to be working well for those states that have implemented them. These laws are definitely starting to make inmates an integral part of the US workforce. Manufacturing industries that have benefited from the prisoners work have highlighted the fact that inmates show a high level of alert to quality of the manufacturing work they do. The benefits of inmates work cannot be ...

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This solution gives views on prisoners entering the labor market.