Editor's PicksList 13 Mainstream Corporations Benefiting from the Prison Industrial Complex By Ricky Riley - October 10, 2014 79 1870 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter tweet McDonald’s McDonald’s uses inmates to produce frozen foods. Inmates process beef for patties. They may also process bread, milk and chicken products. Wendy’s Wendy’s has also been identified as relying on prison labor to reduce its cost of operations. Inmates also process beef for patties.