Podcast – Prison Labor
A Booming Business Behind Bars
How do you and your students feel about prison labor? Should companies be allowed to make big profits by employing prisoners for reduced wages? Do prisoners deserve employment rights just like everyone else?
Today’s podcast features a reading from our ready-made Discussion Starters lesson on Prison Labor. In the related lesson, English learners read a short passage about Prison Labor. They discuss the effects on tax payers and compare prison labor to slavery. They also review useful vocabulary.
To see the full transcript and use the ready-made lesson in class, log in to ESL Library and choose our Discussion Starters section. You may also be interested in our related lesson on Private Prisons.
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