Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hey, where have I heard about "labor camps" before?

"Fifth columnists," detention centers, and prison labor camps on army installations.. (courtesy of The Era)

There also was another little-noticed item posted at the US Army Web site, about the Pentagon's Civilian Inmate Labor Program. This program "provides Army policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations."

The Army document, first drafted in 1997, underwent a "rapid action revision" on Jan. 14, 2005. The revision provides a "template for developing agreements" between the Army and corrections facilities for the use of civilian inmate labor on Army installations.

On its face, the Army's labor program refers to inmates housed in federal, state and local jails. The Army also cites various federal laws that govern the use of civilian labor and provide for the establishment of prison camps in the United States, including a federal statute that authorizes the Attorney General to "establish, equip, and maintain camps upon sites selected by him" and "make available ... the services of United States prisoners" to various government departments, including the Department of Defense.


At 2/24/06, 6:19 PM, Blogger steve said...

and who can we put in these "labor camps?"

"It is now clear the government has spied on (1) vegans with signs, (2) a protest medic, and (3) the protest actions around the G8 Summit."

Finally! We can get rid of the REAL threats to society!


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