cummings, andré douglas pond. Proposed Arkansas Constitutional Amendment that would allow Arkansas inmates to be paid for the work they do while incarcerated by prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude while locked up. Arkansas House of Representatives, Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, Little Rock, AR March 13, 2019.
Professor cummings testified before the Committee charged with choosing which proposed amendments to the AR Constitution make it onto the popular ballot. cummings urged the Committee to approve an amendment that strikes the words “except as a punishment for crime” from the Slavery and Involuntary Servitude prohibition in AR Const. Art. 2 Sec. 27