New York will use prison labor to make hand sanitizer

New York will use prison labor to make hand sanitizer

New York state announced Monday that it is using prison labor to produce its own hand sanitizer in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus as consumers complain of nationwide shortages with some sellers price gouging customers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will produce 100,000 gallons per week of the product and supply it to government agencies, prisons, schools, and transit agencies.

Gradient Flow
Gradient Flow 2 weeks

I would never of imagined democrat controlled areas using slave labor. Oh wait...

Carol 2 weeks

State owned slave labor?!! Is this why they don't rehabilitate prisoners, so they'll always have "cheap state mandated labor?"

Up 2 weeks

Bernie's like "But the gulags were MY idea guys."

Up 2 weeks

Democrats, the party of progress.

Watcher 2 weeks

I would have thought it would need to be manufactured in a sterile environment.

npc8472 2 weeks

SLAVERY! It gets shit done.

david dindu
david dindu 2 weeks

and the majority of prisoners in ny is black....

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 2 weeks

Feeding them and caring for them cost millions in taxes. Why is it immoral to have them work to provide a product that the public needs?

AD C 2 weeks

Well I guess, Cumo couldn't cover the cost by relocating funds from 911 services this time (Was born in Western New York and I'm not surprised by the awful shit Cumo does to get his way).

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 2 weeks

Forcing... no. enjoying using slave labor.. yes

Paul N
Paul N 2 weeks

You can make your own pretty easily with aloe gel and regular isopropyl alcohol, tea tree oil and lavender oil. Your welcome

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 2 weeks

Just like the Democrats of old. Slave labor

christine hancock
christine hancock 2 weeks

There is room for nuance here. In principal I am not opposed to using inmate labor. If they want to work, and agree to the terms, so be it. If I were an inmate, I would want something to do, and an allowance, however small (although $0.65 does bother me a little bit... I think we can do better). As long as very aren't working political campaigns or likely to be a health or security risk, let them work. It will get them some job experience and hopefully render them more likely to integrate in to society upon release.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 2 weeks

When you are sent to prison for a crime, it isnt illegal for said prisoners to be slaves.

Tiktator 2 weeks

good for them. make the prisoners we support useful

Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 2 weeks

Use it for more. Hell if they're lifers or death row use em for human testing.

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 2 weeks

The thirteenth amendment is one of the biggest lies in American history. Slavery is still legal, and private prisons are basically slave camps. Thanks for nothing, all y'all Union soldiers who died fighting slavery!

Hannibal 2 weeks

Wash your damn hands instead! It's more sanitary and soap is mostly made domestically.

..... 2 weeks

Wear masks

Pryotra 2 weeks

I have no problem with using prison labor so long as either no profit is made (and labor counts towards time served/ community service) or the proceeds go towards cure/vaccine efforts after paying at least minimum wage to the workforce (in NY, I believe that is $15/hr. I don't condone the government profiting off of the labor people they imprison and force to work.

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