Congresswoman Nikema Williams calls to abolish slavery in prisons | Lashaun Turner | NewsBreak Original

The 13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment which was ratified in 1865 states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”.

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The U.S has the largest prison population in the world at 2.2 million, and the second highest incarceration rate per capita.

Congresswoman Nikema Williams

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JADED: Journalism with a Touch of Shade is Lashaun’s views and opinions on trending topics. Lashaun is a Journalist, Reporter, and Viral Content Creator