Holyoke mayor believes those incarcerated should receive fair minimum wage

By Jada Furlow

March 28, 2020

Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse calls for incarcerated individuals to establish a fair minimum wage.

According to a news release sent to 22New, Morse believes Congress should amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to explicitly include incarcerated workers in order to support the dignity of their life-saving contributions to the community’s fight against COVID-19.

Morse feels that it is ‘unconscionable’ that inmates at Hampden County Jail and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee are being paid no more than $1 per hour for their life-saving work.

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