VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Prison Work Songs Mixtape”

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2 Responses to “VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Prison Work Songs Mixtape””

Lee Wood Says:
November 17th, 2009 at 11:26 am

Beautiful Work, very Beautiful and Strong Work.

audiologo Says:
November 17th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

As the above commenter said this is truly beautiful work, as well as being an important part of US history–so thank you for this collection. Part of the history of the US prison industrial complex in the US is the neo-slavery that occurred post Reconstruction. This documented in reporter Douglas Blackmon’s pulitzer prize winning, _Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II_ Blackmon document the false arrest, conviction and imprisonment of African Americans, mainly men, who were then “leased” to business to serve their indefinite sentences. Some of these businesses were farms and plantations, but more often were corporations such as US Steel. These men were held and made to work under appalling conditions, sometimes worked to death under “acceptable loss” policies of the times. For more info see Blackmon’s site (no, I’m not a relative or publicist) Thanks again for your wonderful work!

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