Prison Labor Law and Legal Definition

Prison labor is a form of unfree labor. It is the forced labor done by the convicts in a prison. The prisoners may have to do even hazardous labor. The forced labor of convicts has been regarded with lack of sympathy, because the people involved are regarded as common criminals. In early ages prison labor was forced upon people who were victims of prejudice, convicted of political crimes, convicted of or people who committed theft or related offences because of poverty.