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26 June 2018

USA: Govt. contractors accused of profiting from separation & detention of migrant & asylum seeking families

In May 2018, the Trump administration announced that it would increase prosecutions of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the US-Mexico border and implemented a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences...

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5 June 2018

Commentary: "Voluntary Work Programs" at US immigrant detention centres run by private prison cos. amount to forced labour

Author: Victoria Law, In These Times (USA)

"Investigation: Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery.", 29 May 2018...

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21 May 2018

USA: Judge allows lawsuit against CoreCivic over alleged forced labour in immigration detention centre to proceed

Author: Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union Tribune (USA)

"Judge allows case over alleged forced labor in immigration detention to move forward", 17 May 2018...

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20 April 2018

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

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17 April 2018

Immigrants’ Lawsuit Accuses Private Prison Contractor Of Forced Labor

Author: Roque Planas and Elise Foley, Huffington Post (USA)

A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Georgia accuses the country’s largest private prison contractor of forcing detained immigrants to work for between $1 and $8 dollars per day, in violation of the federal minimum wage law.  The civil lawsuit,...

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17 April 2018

SPLC sues private prison company that uses forced labor of detained immigrants in Georgia to boost profits

Author: Southern Poverty Laws Cente (USA)

CoreCivic, Inc., a private prison company under contract with Stewart County, Georgia, to house individuals detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is forcing detained immigrants to work for as little as $1 a day to clean, cook, and...

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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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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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23 December 2017

Private prison investors set for giant windfall from Trump tax bill

Author: Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian (UK)

Individual investors in US private prisons are poised to collect their most lucrative earnings ever thanks to changes in the tax code signed by Donald Trump...Under the new GOP law, investments in so-called “real estate investment trusts” (reits) will...

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