Like folks working outside prisons, incarcerated people also face wage deductions – typically cutting their income in HALF. So, to buy something like a box of tampons, the Prison Policy Initiative cites, it could take TWO WEEKS of work.
Which is why what Bryant and his friends pulled off was unbelievable.
From serving meals to mixing our hand sanitizer, no one should work for a few cents an hour. And if there’s so much money going to prisons and policing, while incarcerated people still try to invest in Black communities, imagine how much more we could build our communities WITHOUT prison.