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As inflation rises, incarcerated people are paid less than 63 cents per hour for labor

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Americans have felt the pain of inflation over the past year. According to the most recent release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices were up 7.7% in October compared to the same time in 2021. One frequently overlooked group has particularly struggled under the weight of growing inflation: the incarcerated population.   The New York Times recently published a guest essay by...

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