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We Petition the Obama administration to:
Work with Congress to close the 13th Amendment slavery loophole
Films like “Lincoln”, “Django Unchained” and “The Abolitionist” have sparked national conversations around slavery.
Slavery in the USA has not been abolished as the 13th Amendment has an exception clause within it that allows slavery as punishment for crimes. This could be the reason the USA has the world’s largest prison population and why Corrections Corporation of America offered cash to take over state prisons.
The majority of the enslaved are enslaved for non-violent so called drug crimes but that is not what this petition is about.
In addition to closing the slavery loophole in the Constitution, all prisoners who work should be paid the federal minimum wage so that they might be able to contribute financially to their families.
We demand an end to this evil institution now!
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