Redesigned New York License Plates Will Still Be Made by Prison Labor

A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) confirmed to Gothamist that the new state license plates will be produced by incarcerated individuals earning 65 cents an hour. Senator Zellnor Myrie (D) told Gothamist that, “We like to call ourselves the progressive capital of the nation and we are a leader in liberty, but when we have a situation where folks who have been denied their liberty but who are still working are doing so for slave wages, I think that is a conversation that needs to be had.” Read the full story here.

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