Campaign launched to raise pay for prisoners

Activists kicked off a new push Monday to increase wages for incarcerated New Yorkers and improve working conditions in the state’s prison system.

Organiziations with the Fix The 13th NY campaign — referencing the desire to amend the 13th Amendment — will work with lawmakers and legislative leaders in Albany this session to enact minimum wage for incarcerated people in New York and amend the state Constitution to prohibit prisoners from being forced into involuntary labor, such as making license plates, or state-issued hand sanitizer NY Clean at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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