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The U.S. Constitution and 16 state constitutions ban slavery except as punishment for a crime. Prisoner advocates say this allows forced prison labor, but systemic change has been met with resistance. Charlotte Gomez for NPR hide caption

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Colorado banned forced prison labor 5 years ago. Prisoners say it's still happening

The U.S. Constitution bans slavery except as punishment for a crime. A growing number of states have tried to address this in their own constitutions, but prisoners say the only change is on paper.

The award-winning young playwrights of Enough! take a bow at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in November 2023. Jati Lindsay/The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Teens wrote plays about gun violence — now they are being staged around the U.S.

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The U.S. Constitution and 16 state constitutions ban slavery except as punishment for a crime. Prisoner advocates say this allows forced prison labor, but systemic change has been met with resistance. Charlotte Gomez for NPR hide caption

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Charlotte Gomez for NPR

Colorado banned forced prison labor 5 years ago. Prisoners say it's still happening

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People who consistently wear hearing aids have a lower chance of falling, a new study finds. picture alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I hide caption

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Hearing loss can lead to deadly falls, but hearing aids may cut the risk

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