Iowa State Students Unhappy about Prison Labor Wages, University Purchases of Prison-Produced Furniture

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

About 40 Iowa State University students were unhappy that incarcerated prisoners do not get paid enough for prison labor, such as making furniture:

According to the Iowa State Daily, the group ISU Student Action organized the event because “prisoners may be paid as little as 15 cents per hour” … apparently not considering the fact that these laborers are incarcerated.

“Iowa prison industries should be more interested in reform and community change, but are instead interested in profiting off nearly-free labor,” said biology major Apple Amos.