Bloomberg Law
Oct. 1, 2018, 1:51 PM

Prison Group Won’t Fight Detainees’ Pay Class Action in High Court

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

GEO Group Inc won’t get a chance to derail a 60,000-member class action accusing the private prison operator of violating state and federal law with its work programs for federal immigration detainees.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 said it won’t review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that allowed current and former detainees housed in a Colorado facility to proceed as a class. The detainees allege GEO violated state law by paying them as little as $1 per day to participate in a voluntary work program. They also say the company broke ...