Private businesses used t getting contracts for federal prison services now are losing them to a corporation set up by the federal government, reports the New York Times.
Federal Prison Industries uses prisoners for labor and pays them between 23 cents and $1.15 an hour. The company cannot sell to private citizens, but federal agencies are often required to use their services.
While the company isn’t new, it is gaining new scrutiny as it competes fr jobs with the private sector.
Read more at the New York Times.