Two American Companies Layoff Hundreds Of Workers: Military Uniform Contracts Awarded To Prison Inmates

September 17th, 2012

Via: Inquisitr:

Two American companies which make military uniforms are laying off hundreds of workers as the federal government decides to use prison inmates to make soldier fatigues. American Apparel currently charges $29.44 per uniform. The cost will increase by 15 percent when Federal Prison Industries (FPI) convicts begin sewing the clothing at a cost of $34.18 each. FPI also functions under the name UNICOR.

When the American Power Source government contract runs out in October, the work will shift from private sector employees to inmates. A 1930s federal laws allows Federal Prison Industries the first right of refusal on all United Stated government contracts, according to Fox News.

2 Responses to “Two American Companies Layoff Hundreds Of Workers: Military Uniform Contracts Awarded To Prison Inmates”

  1. LoneWolf Says:

    Max Keiser mentioned this topic yesterday in his interview.

    Private prison owner agrees to buy prisons from the government if the government can guarantee a 90% occupancy rate (by arresting and imprisoning people). Prison business is booming.

    Therefore US police are encouraged to harvest workers. We can now be enslaved for anything a quota driven cop has planned or ‘planted’. One wonders how many OWS participants have ‘disappeared’ for exercising their 1st Admendment?

    Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex: The Economics of Incarceration in the USA

    US government has been actively taking steps to modify the legal infrastructure of the country to allow for a dramatic expansion of the domestic prison system at the expense of civil rights. On December 31st, 2011 (Hidden under the cover of New Years celebration), Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) H.R. 1540. Emulating the rouge military dictatorships the US Government has long condemned in its rhetoric, the NDAA introduces a vaguely worded legislation that allows for US citizens to be arbitrarily detained in military detention without due process.

  2. Slartibardfast Says:

    Inmates sewing fatigues for inmates. Such irony.

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