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Detention Center Allegedly Pays Immigrant Detainees $1 Per Day

Sept. 20, 2017, 8:53 PM

The second largest private prison provider in the country is profiting off of immigrant detainee labor while paying them only $1 a day, or in some cases just snack food, according to a Sept. 20 lawsuit filed by the Washington state attorney general.

The lawsuit against the GEO Group Inc. (Washington v. GEO Grp., Inc., Wash. Super. Ct., No. 17-2-11422-2, complaint filed 9/20/17) is believed to be the first of its kind filed by a state attorney general. A group of immigrant detainees at a Colorado detention center also has filed a class action against GEO over the ...