Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Carceral State

Prisons Are Leasing Convicts as Field Laborers

Prison inmates are picking fruits and vegetables at a rate not seen since Jim Crow. Convict leasing for agriculture—a system that allows states to sell prison labor to private farms—became infamous in the late 1800s for the brutal conditions it…

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Closing New Jersey’s Youth Prisons

Several Not In Our Town board members attended the June 28th rally in support of the transformation of New Jersey’s youth incarceration system into a community-based system of care by closing Hayes and Jamesburg-the state’s girls’ youth prison and the largest…

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