Passed in 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is celebrated for abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude. Still today, more than 150 years later, people who are incarcerated and detained across our country are disproportionately Black and brown and forced to work for little to no pay under the threat of additional punitive measures, such as the loss of family visits and solitary confinement.
In this webinar, SURJ and Worth Rises discuss the exception in the Thirteenth Amendment that allows for slavery as a punishment for a crime, and the fight to #EndTheException. Panelists discuss the exception, highlight the connections with current struggles against the abuses of police and prisons, and encourage viewers to take action together to support the #EndTheException campaign.
Visit End The Exception to learn more about the campaign.