Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Aug
2015
5

A Dollar a Day Keeps ICE Away: LA Times Exposes Imprisoned Immigrants Working for Pennies

A Dollar a Day Keeps ICE Away: LA Times Exposes Imprisoned Immigrants Working for Pennies
  A story from Monday’s Los Angeles Times highlights a growing problem in our country’s family detention centers: detainees are being paid as little as $1 a day through a voluntary work program. Some even claim their labor isn’t voluntary.  The article tells the story of Delmi Cruz, who along with her 11-year-old son Alexis [&hellip...
Aug
2014
22

$8,000,000 in Back Pay Coming to Exploited Prison Workers in Central California

  Corrections Corp., the nation’s largest private prison company, has been ordered to pay more than $8 million in back pay to 362 of its current and former employees following a federal investigation. The Labor Department found that the company violated wage and benefit laws and failed to pay the prevailing wage.    Corrections Corp....
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