Increasing wages for incarcerated individuals is simply good policy which supports personal and financial needs as these individuals rehabilitate and prepare for community reintegration. We supported this legislation which would have increased the daily wages for incarcerated workers from $3 per day to $6 per day, shedding a light on an unacknowledged part of the carceral system that exploits incarcerated people and places them on a precarious financial footing both inside the prison and, in terms of costs, fines and fees, when they leave as well. This bill died in committee.
Increasing Wages for Incarcerated Individuals (H 6310, S 665)
Representative Grace Diaz and Senator Tiara Mack
Died in Committee