Russia to Consider Prison Labor for 2018 World Cup Construction

MOSCOW — Russian authorities may have found the answer to keeping costs to a minimum when hosting the 2018 World Cup: prison labor.

Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, which would allow inmates to work at factories that are building materials for World Cup projects.

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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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