HudsonValley360 covered the launch of the #FixThe13thNY campaign, which is led by Next100 policy entrepreneur Vidal Guzman. The article covers the campaign’s goals to end forced labor and establish a minimum wage for incarcerated New Yorkers. Vidal says:
“In 2022, there is no excuse that actual slavery-in the form of forced prison labor, at close-to-nothing wages, under inhumane conditions-should be tolerated in the United States. New York lawmakers should affirm that such a practice is indefensible and not welcome in this state.”
Read the full piece, “Campaign launched to raise pay, secure labor rights for prisoners,” here.