Durlin, Marty
October 2008
High Country News;10/13/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 18, p8
The article discusses a pilot program that hires prison inmates as seasonal agriculture laborers in Western states. In Idaho, prisoners have been working in the potato industry for almost a decade. In Colorado, minimum security prisoners are working as peach pickers in place of seasonal immigrant labor. Moreover, 37 states legalized the hiring of prison labor by private corporations.


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