Re: Jail costs: (was) Didn't need no welfare state (Was: Re: news...)

From: Jeff Davis (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2000 - 21:15:06 MDT

On Thu, 20 Apr 2000 19:31:27 EDT
From: wrote:

>slavery is illegal, even for convicts.

Check out the amendment--the single specific exception to the ban on
slavery and indentured servitude is for those who are incarcerated.

>There's historical precedent for that law.

I would be pleased to find out I am wrong in this matter, and grateful to
be shown some post-amendment legal development outlawing slavery of the

                        Best, Jeff Davis

           "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                        Ray Charles

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