‘Slave labor?’ Mass. sheriff raises eyebrows when he offers Donald Trump inmates to build border wall

President-elect Donald Trump is getting an offer of help from an unexpected source when it comes to fulfilling his campaign promise of building a wall.

…which was promptly declared slave labor!

A Massachusetts sheriff is offering his inmates to help build the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in response to an overwhelming influx of illegal immigrants being sent across the United States by the federal government, “We are all becoming border states now.”

As part of an initiative called Project N.I.C.E. — National Inmates’ Community Endeavors — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson announced on Wednesday that he will allow inmates at Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth to volunteer to help with projects, citing the proposed wall along the southern border as one example.

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“I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall,” Hodgson said, according to the Washington Examiner.

The reaction on social media covered the spectrum, from outright praise to condemnation for utilizing slave labor — the fact that it’s a voluntary program notwithstanding.

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Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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