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4 January 2018
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Author: Departamento 19 (Honduras)

“Demanda colectiva de inmigrantes contra una empresa que opera un centro de detención”, 31 de diciembre de 2017...

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4 January 2018

USA: Immigrants file lawsuit alleging labor exploitation by CoreCivic, a firm operating a detention center

Author: San Diego Union Tribunes

“Class-action lawsuit alleges immigrants are forced to labor in detention”, 30 December 2017...

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30 September 2017

USA: Washington State sues private prison company Geo Group for violating minimum wage laws

Author: Reuters

"Washington State sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees," September 21, 2017...

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18 August 2017

USA: Rights groups file briefs to support plaintiffs in lawsuit against GEO Group over alleged unpaid labour at for-profit prison

Author: Erin Mulvaney, National Law Journal (USA)

"Advocacy Groups Side With Plaintiffs Alleging Unpaid Labor At For-Profit Prison", 17 Aug 2017...

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16 August 2017

Report alleges that China continues to use forced prison labour to produce exports to the US, in violation of US law and trade agreements

A staff research report of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission alleges that China maintains a network of prison labour facilities that use forced labour to produce goods intended for export – a violation of US-China trade agreements...

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29 June 2017

Former detainees at immigration detention center file lawsuit, alleging modern-day slavery

Author: Felicia Persaud, New York Amsterdam News (USA)

Although... private prisons—which have federal contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house people accused of civil violations of immigration law until they are deported or released—can legally require detainees to clean up...

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16 May 2017

Walmart investigates note found recounting forced labor in China; includes company's statement

Author: Sébastien Malo, Thomson Reuters Foundations

Giant U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it is looking into the origins of a note describing forced labor conditions in China that a customer claimed to find in a purse bought at a store in Arizona. The note detailed long hours,...

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11 May 2017

USA: Ben & Jerry's reminds we are all obliged to speak up against injustice & calls for reform of prison system

Author: Ben & Jerry's (USA)

"It’s Time to Reform the Criminal (In)justice System", 4 May 2017...

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3 April 2017

Commentary: Lawsuit against GEO Group over alleged forced labour in detention centres could impact future immigration policy in USA

Author: Madison Pauly, Mother Jones (USA)

"How a Private Prison Company Used Detained Immigrants for Free Labor", 3 Apr 2017...

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1 March 2017

USA: Lawsuit against GEO Group over forced labour in immigrant detention facility accepted as class action

Author: Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast (USA)

"Detainees Sue Private Prison for ‘Forced Labor'", 28 Feb 2017...

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