Inside New York’s ‘body shops’ that exploit ex-prisoners to drive down wages | Construction industry | The Guardian

‘Body shops operate in the shadows, with no accountability,’ one union leader said.

‘Body shops operate in the shadows, with no accountability,’ one union leader said. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

It’s not an idle threat: New York imprisoned individuals nearly three times the national average in 2019 for technical parole violations, consisting of 40% of all individuals admitted to prisons in the state. Body shop employers exploit those work requirements to pay parolees’ low wages under unsafe working conditions.

Source: Inside New York’s ‘body shops’ that exploit ex-prisoners to drive down wages | Construction industry | The Guardian