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#FixThe13thNY Rally Covered in Pavement Pieces

Pavement Pieces also spoke to Next100 policy entrepreneur Vidal Guzman about Governor Kathy Hochul's proposal to end the ban on private employment of incarcerated people.

Pavement Pieces’ Annie Iezzi wrote on the #FixThe13thNY rally, co-organized by Next100 Policy Entrepreneur Vidal Guzman, protesting New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn New York’s century-old ban on private employment of incarcerated people. Annie writes:

“In New York State, incarcerated workers have a starting salary of 16 cents per hour. That wage can be increased to 65 cents per hour, while the minimum wage for non-incarcerated workers in New York is $12.50. Fed up advocates and directly impacted folks gathered in Foley Square yesterday for an ‘End Convict Leasing 2.0 Rally’ to raise the alarm about what they call a reintroduction of ‘legal slavery’ into New York state prisons within Governor Hochul’s ‘Jails to Jobs’ proposal.”


Read the full Pavement Pieces article here. Read more about Vidal’s #FixThe13thNY campaign here.

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Vidal Guzman Criminal Justice

Vidal Guzman is a New York City-based community organizer who has worked with the End Qualified Immunity Campaign, Black Lives Matter, and Just Leadership USA. At Next100, Vidal works to end the forced labor of incarcerated people currently allowed under the U.S. Constitution and New York State law, and to improve wages and training opportunities for the incarcerated. Vidal draws on his experience as a formerly incarcerated young person, initially incarcerated at 16, after being tried as an adult.

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