The Future of Prison Industry

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Threat of Extinction to Prison Industry

Effects of Validation of Ashurst-Sumners Act

Public interest in the Supreme Court's decision of January 4 upholding the constitutionality of the Ashurst-Sumners Act, which forbids transportation of prison-made goods into states having prohibitory laws, was largely centered on the possibility of utilizing a similar legislative device to implement state laws regulating wages, hours, and child labor in free industry, thus restoring to Congress a measure ...

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