Tech on Juneteenth

Some tech firms perpetuate modern-day slavery by using prison labor.

Ben Werdmuller
2 min readJun 19, 2022

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Juneteenth is not the commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation, when President Lincoln declared that all slaves in the Confederacy were free. (Some Union slaves weren’t free until the passage of the 13th Amendment.) Instead, it celebrates the event, two and a half years later, when emancipation finally reached…

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Ben Werdmuller

Writer: of code, fiction, and strategy. Trying to work for social good.