Detainees win historic ruling on minimum wage

GENE JOHNSON The Associated Press, Seattle Times

By Gene, Johnson, Seattle Times
Prisoners working in prisons for next to nothing

In an historic ruling, a US federal jury has determined that The GEO Group must pay minimum wage — rather than $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state. This was achieved through hard campaigning inclusing by La Resistencia that has been demanding to close the North West Detention Center near Tacoma.