Elizabeth Grossman is the author of Watershed: The Undamming of America,
Adventuring Along the Lewis & Clark Trail and the forthcoming High
Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxins and Human Health.
Recycling electronics using US prison labor is a booming business, with
a captive workforce paid pennies per hour for dangerous work that is
largely unregulated. The human and environmental consequences of
negligent handling and disposal of electronic waste are considerable.