Ethical Leadership Synthesis Outline and Prospectus
Group 1: Kay Kang, Cristian Orozco, Natasha Sulistyo, Jean Zhang
Prison facilities and wages – Prison Labor Reform as COVID 19 highlights these needs
I. Ethical Problem:
Need a captive labor force to manufacture PPE for healthcare workers and frontline responders. US and their practices of paying next-to-nothing for incarcerated labor alongside no labor protections laws makes these practices comparable to modern-day slavery.
• Missouri Prisoners: $0.30 to $0.71 an hour to produce PPE and hand sanitizer (https://wgem.com/2020/03/31/missouri-governor-provides-updates-on-covid-19-response/)
• Louisiana Prisoners: $0.40 for hand sanitizer and cloth masks (https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/coronavirus/article_98081a40-74ea-11ea-b367-2774f5090b74.html)
• Arkansas Prisoners: $0.00 Compensation for masks, healthcare supplies, medical (https://www.eldoradonews.com/news/2020/apr/02/state-prisoners-manufacturing-masks/)
• California Prisoners: $0.35 for healthcare supplies ((https://theintercept.com/2016/12/28/california-blames-incarcerated-workers-for-unsafe-conditions-and-amputations/‘ target=”_blank”>https://theintercept.com/2016/12/28/california-blames-incarcerated-workers-for-unsafe-conditions-and-amputations/ Paragraph 4)
• Certain States, such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and Texas, do not pay wages for medical supplies.
• New York Prisoners: $0.16 for hand sanitizer
• Labor Standards
o Prisoners are not protected by Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
David W. Harker Case
Under the 29 U.S.C. § 201 act, it has several statements under legislation stating “standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being of workers.” (https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries‘ target=”_blank”>https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries‘ target=”_blank”>https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries‘ target=”_blank”>https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries – Section II)
Even further, shouldn’t the act be applied due to prevention of unfair competition in commerce? No. Because it presupposes that inmates in SUI-type programs should be considered employees for FSLA purposes in the first place (https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries – Section II)
o 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution
The Amendment ratified in 1865. It made slavery and involuntary servitude unconstitutional in the United States “except as punishment for crime.”
Reasoning: work was preformed, “as a means for rehabilitation and job training” (https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries – section I)
Forcing states to pay minimum wage to every inmate involved in an SUI-type program would dramatically escalate costs and could well force correctional systems to curtail or terminate these programs altogether (https://casetext.com/case/harker-v-state-use-industries – section IV)
PIECP (Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program) was created by Congress in 1979 and aimed to place inmates in a realistic work environment and pay them the prevailing local wage for similar work (https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bja/203483.pdf).
Reasoning: They will end up doing the same work as what they did in prison.
• Safety Standards
o Prisoners excluded from US Occupational Health and Safety Administration protections
Excludes inmates from federal recording keeping rules
Over 600 injuries in California since 2012 including amputations (https://theintercept.com/2016/12/28/california-blames-incarcerated-workers-for-unsafe-conditions-and-amputations/ Paragraph 4)
o Crowding issues
Chicago’s Jail, reported 251 prisoner infections and on death. Two weeks after 284 infected inmates and 8 deaths. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/09/coronavirus-hits-workers-inmates-jails-prisons-threatened/2968807001/ – paragraph 4
169 sick inmates in medical isolation
More than 28,000 have been assigned some form of medical restriction limiting their movements due to COVID-19 exposure
• 4 Dimensions of Ethics Analysis
o Each State propose and implement related regulation on the use of prison labor during Covid-19
Improve prisoners’ wages
Improve labor protections
o The use of prison labor needs to be properly overseen
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