Modern Slavery

Here is a clip from Stephen Fry’s QI where they discuss the American prison system. It appears that the US prison system is being used as a huge work force for the government and anyone else who would like to contract them out. Given the ridiculous things that will get you a long haul in the US prison system (mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, the three strikes law) it’s hard not to go along with Fry’s analogy to slavery.