Technically slavery is still a legal form of punishment in at least 15 states, including Colorado.
But, next month, Colorado will be deciding whether or not to officially abolish slavery.
CNN reports that Colorado is not alone in this; there are at least 15 other states that in their constitution it allows slavery as punishment for a crime.
Around 2 years ago Colorado voted to abolish slavery but apparently the wording was very misleading and confused voters.
So, crossing my fingers that this gets resolved because... WOW.