The punishment they are referring to is for those incarcerated in state and federal prisons regardless of race.
*FACT : "1.2 million people in its state and federal prisons, and incarcerated workers produce more than $2 billion in goods and commodities annually. According to those findings, incarcerated people earn an average of 13 to 52 cents per hour. Some states, like Alabama and Arkansas, do not pay incarcerated workers at all.
* Souce: ACLU
This was actually on 5 state Ballots in 2022. Whether to abolish it or not.
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