Farmer in the cell: cashing in on prisoners.AFTER A crackdown on illegal immigration "Illegal alien" and "Illegal aliens" redirect here. For other uses, see Illegal aliens (disambiguation).
Illegal immigration refers to immigration across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. , farmers in the rural area outside Pueblo, Colorado The City of Pueblo (IPA: /'sɪti əv 'pwɛbloʊ/) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Pueblo County, Colorado, USA. , found they lacked the labor to help them plant and harvest crops. When the farmers pressed their case with state Rep. Dorothy Butcher (D-Pueblo), she offered a proposal: Why not use prison inmates?
In May a private company, Colorado Correctional Industries, will launch a pilot project putting one or two groups, totaling eight to 10 prisoners apiece, to work in Colorado fields. It will be the latest of more than 30 work programs authorized by the state's corrections department, but the first to fill a need created by an exodus of Mexican migrant workers A migrant worker is someone who regularly works away from home, if they even have a home.
Although the United Nations' use of this term overlaps with 'foreign worker', the use of the term within the United States is more specific. . For $10 per inmate per hour, convicts will till fields, plant seeds, and eventually pick crops.
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3. Alison Morgan, the state's private prisons director, inmates will get 63 cents an hour for their labor, 20 percent of which will be taken to pay for "restitution and child support." The rest, she says, they can use "to buy phone time, or other services, or they can use it when they go home."