Vision

The vision of the Convict Leasing and Labor Project is to provide a public forum on the impact of slavery, convict leasing, and current forced labor arrangements inside US prisons. To do this we envision:

  • Partnering with the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend Independent School District in properly memorializing the convict lease prisoners whose graves were uncovered at a FBISD construction site in 2018
  • Partnering with the city and FBISD in establishing a permanent museum of slavery and convict leasing in Fort Bend County
  • Fundraising to support CLLP’s efforts to memorialize the victims of convict leasing
  • Providing educational outreach on the history of slavery, convict leasing, and forced labor
  • Networking with prison reform activists and organizations dedicated to stopping ongoing forced labor arrangement in contemporary US prisons