# Involuntary servitude
Four out of five states ban slavery as criminal punishment
Alabama slavery abolishionists at the Civil Rights Memorial Center Theater in Alabama on Thursday, November 3, 2022.(Robert J Hansen) (Sacramento, Calif) Four out of five states banned slavery as criminal punishment in yesterday’s midterm election, according to preliminary estimates from state officials.
California Senate votes to keep indentured servitude in its prisons
Senator Sydney Kamlager arguing for ACA 3 in a committee hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2022. ((Screenshot by Robert J Hansen) Sacramento, Calif. — Removing the language allowing for indentured servitude from California’s Constitution began a couple of years ago when Samual Nathaniel Brown, author of the proposal that is now ACA 3, had to clean a cell after an image died of Covid-19.
California Abolition Act passes through Senate Committees
A measure that would remove from the California Constitution the exception that allows for involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime passed the Senate Committee on Public Safety on May 31. The California Abolish Act Coalition spoke at the Capitol that Tuesday before the Senate Committee’s vote to pass the California Abolition Act. ACA 3 made it out of the Senate Elections Committee on June 13 with bi-partisan support.
Bill to end involuntary servitude in California passes through Assembly
(Courtesy of California Abolition Act) A bill that would change the California Constitution removing the exception that allows for involuntary servitude as punishment to a crime passed the Assembly floor yesterday.
Changing the California Constitution: Cal State LA Prison Program Graduate Fights to End Involuntary Servitude
Samual Nathaniel Brown on graduation day in California State Prison, Los Angeles County on Oct. 5, 2021.(Photo by Robert Huskey/Cal State LA) On October 5, 2021, Samual Nathaniel Brown, co-founder of the Anti-Violence Safety and Accountability Project (ASAP), creator of the 10P program, and author of the constitutional amendment proposal, The California Abolition Act (ACA 3), recently became one of the first along with 24 other men to graduate with a bachelors in communication from Cal State LA’s Prison B.A. Graduation Initiative on the yard at California State Prison Los Angeles County in Lancaster California.