Alabama Inmates Protest Prison Labor

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. — Though inmates at St. Clair County Correctional Facility had announced plans for their second labor strike this year, hoping to draw attention to what they consider an unjust free labor system, facility administrators have yet to see evidence of the protest. The work stoppage, which was to have taken place beginning April 19, was also intended to highlight overcrowding and various health violations at Alabama correctional facilities.

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