Following up on a post from the other day on the failure of the
Thirteenth Amendment to 'abolish' slavery by including "except as
Punishment for crime."
Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz·ing
1 : to make national
2 : to remove from private ownership and place under government
An investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, won a 2009
Pulitzer Prize for his book "Slavery By Another Name", and in it he
Describes how normal human behaviors associated minorities were
Criminalized in order to re-enslave newly freed Black Americans.
Sheriffs and other officials then sold or leased the prisoners to
Owners of mines, saw-mills, farms, and factories.