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Los Angeles Councilwoman Wants To Ban The City From Buying Prison-Made Goods

NBC Los Angeles-

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced a motion Wednesday that would prohibit the city of Los Angeles from purchasing goods manufactured and services provided by prison labor.

The motion calls for the disclosure of all products, including food, made by an “exploited labor” force to consumers, Rodriguez said.

“Creating systemic change requires us to reevaluate all areas where we sustain practices meant to suppress communities of color,” Rodriguez said. “We must end profit-driven prison systems and expand investments in youth education and career development to end the cycle of poverty, inequity and injustice.”

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