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20 April 2018

USA: Private prison co. CoreCivic to face lawsuit alleging use of forced labour of immigrants at detention centre

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19 March 2018

USA: Congressmen express support to private prison co. GEO Group in lawsuit over alleged use of forced labour

Author: Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast (USA)

"Republicans Say Forced Labor Is Good for Detained Immigrants in Letter Defending Private Prison", 15 March 2018...

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21 February 2018
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Author: Spiegel Online

Der britische Privatdetektiv Peter Humphrey, der 23 Monate lang im Gefängnis des Shanghaier Stadtbezirks Qingpu eingesperrt war, berichtet in der "Financial Times" von den Haftbedingungen - und belastet dabei auch Modeketten wie H&M und C&A....

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21 February 2018

H&M, C&A, 3M to investigate report alleging Chinese prison inmates made packaging used by co's

Author: Reuters

European fashion giants H&M and C&A, as well as technology company 3M, are looking into a report in the Financial Times alleging that inmates of a Chinese prison made packaging used by the companies......

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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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