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4 states voted against slavery, involuntary servitude as punishment for crime. Here’s what it means

Voters in five states this election season were tasked with deciding whether their state constitution should continue to allow slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime.

Tennessee, Alabama, Oregon and Vermont chose during the Nov. 8 midterms to make changes, while Louisiana did not.

To discuss what this means for these states and beyond, the PBS NewsHour’s Nicole Ellis spoke with Yale Law Professor and co-author of the ACLU report, Claudia Flores and Raumesh Akbari, the Tennessee state senator who proposed the amendment in her state

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