What the MINIMUM Wage Is for U.S. Prisoners Today
Minimum wage is something that everyone dreads hearing, mostly because it's not typically enough for the amount of work that you're putting into your job, or at least you feel that way. Well, in some states, minimum wage for prisoners working is just that, the bare minimum. In the state of Nevada, prisoners make around $0.13 an hour. However, in other states, such as Texas and Georgia, they show no mercy. The MAXIMUM wage for a day of work for a prisoner is $0 a day. The average wage for a days worth of work is anywhere between $0.93 and $4.93, which is about half of one hours worth of work anywhere else.
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