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The Thirteenth Amendment: Modern Slavery, Capitalism, and Mass Incarceration

Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Thirteenth Amendment (1865) Introduction On August 31, 2017, The New York Times published a provocative news article, “The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s…

May 2019