Slavery is legal in the US according to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution which states convicts may be enthralled. According to the following article, prisoner work gangs have been used to keep food prices low and profit margins respectable. And since the Republicans have a full-court-press to rid the country of illegal immigrants and cheap, non-unionized, and legally unprotected labor, the agriculture sector has been losing workers. The solution is to incarcerate more Americans and use them to replace the lost immigrant workers. Win-win-win for the prison system, business owners, and bigots.
Win-win-win for the prison system, business owners, and bigots
Put another way: Win-win for oligarchs and the idiots who defend them.