Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Let's Get Rid of Alabama's Shame

Let's Get Rid of Alabama's Shame : The Convict Lease or Contract System published by the Statewide Campaign Committee for the Abolishment of the Convict Contract System in 1923 is now available online.

"There are 3,000 men and women in the penitentiary (in Alabama); there are 2,500,000 out of it. The suggestion that these millions are dependent on a handful of convicts to earn money for the support of their government is an insult to the law-abiding, self-supporting and self-respecting citizens of the state."