Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 9196—Government Purchases of Prison-Made Goods

July 09, 1942

Under and by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and in order to remove any doubts which might otherwise exist and to insure the effective utilization of all existing productive facilities, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 325A of May 18, 1905, be, and the same is hereby, suspended for the period of the war and for six months thereafter to the extent necessary to permit officers and agencies of the Federal Government charged with the purchase or procurement of articles necessary in the conduct of the war to procure, directly or indirectly, through any contractor or subcontractor or otherwise, articles of any kind produced in any Federal, State or territorial prison, provided such articles are not produced pursuant to any contract or other arrangement under which prison labor is hired out to, or employed or used by, any private person, firm or corporation.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
July 9, 1942.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9196—Government Purchases of Prison-Made Goods Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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