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Q68. "The amendment which abolishes slavery seems
to say that slavery is abolished except for those convicted of crimes... Is
that still true?"
A. The 13th Amendment does not permit
prisoners to be sold off as slaves — it does permit them to be forced to do
involuntary servitude, which is quite different.
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