Socialism for the rich, slave labor too

Colorado is using prison labor to work the fields at large private farms. Inmates are paid a mere 60 cents a day. Recent repressive immigration laws there caused thousands of undocumented workers to leave the state. This caused a labor shortage (well, duh) which the state wants to rectify by using prison (AKA slave) labor.

Thus, a few wealthy farmers will get even wealthier because they get to use slave labor at ultra low cost to them, costs that are subsidized by taxpayers whose money built and maintains the prisons.

The prison-industrial complex focuses on mass incarceration of working-class people. This provides the capitalists with a way to create a new layer of workers: those who legally work for much less than minimum wage.