Published in partnership with Shadowproof. In March, District Court Judge John Kane granted class action certification to a lawsuit challenging slave labor practices at a private immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado, operated by GEO Group, Inc. The decision, in the case known as Menocal v GEO Group, drastically increases the
Lawsuit May Set Precedent On Forced Immigrant Labor In Private Prisons
Brought under anti-slavery provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the lawsuit could also be used as a basic template for other litigation challenging incarcerated slave labor.