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Democrats Push to Cut “Slavery Loophole” from Constitution

HeadlineDec 04, 2020

Democrats introduced a resolution Wednesday to amend a clause in the 13th Amendment that bans the enslavement of people with the exception of “involuntary servitude” as punishment for being convicted of a crime. Racial justice advocates have long argued the clause is a loophole that’s allowed new forms of slavery in the U.S., and have likened mass incarceration to slavery as prisoners are forced into harsh labor for the profit of private prison companies. 

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