Judge Says Detained Migrants Can Sue Private Prison For Using Them As Slave Labor

Judge Says Detained Migrants Can Sue Private Prison For Using Them As Slave Labor


Last week, a federal judge in California ruled
that a lawsuit could move forward by former and current migrant detainees at private prisons
across the country. Now these inmates, again, some current, some
former, were housed in private detention facilities owned by two different groups, CoreCivic and
GEO Group. Now this specific class action lawsuit as
it has now been certified is only for GEO Group, but what these detainees are alleging
is that GEO Group and CoreCivic and the other lawsuits are using them as slave labor. Forcing them to complete tasks and do items
that other people should be paid to do, but they’re either not paying them or they’re
simply paying them $1 per day. And this has been going on, these lawsuits
have been going on, since 2012, 2012. Now, these allegations first arose in 2007,
so we’re talking about a span of three different presidential administrations where this has
been going on. This is not a left or right issue. This is a humanitarian issue and these abuses
have been overseen by both Republicans and Democrats. Now, I know neither Republican nor democratic
politician was in charge of these companies, right? Yeah, but you’re in charge of handing out
the contracts to these companies. You’re in charge of looking at the complaints
from these companies, so you knew this was all happening, Bush, Obama, and Trump, and
you did nothing. You did absolutely nothing as these detainees. People who probably shouldn’t have even been
there because they’re just migrants coming to this country, they were being used as slave
labor. Now, according to the contracts of these prisons,
the only thing they are required or allowed, excuse me, to require these inmates to do
is simple things like making their beds, keeping their living area clean, and stacking loose
papers. Now that’s according to the contracts of these
private prison companies. That’s all you can make these people do without
paying them, but they’re also having them go and scrub toilets, scrub windows, mop floors,
basically act as janitors for the entire detention facility, which is a job that these groups
are supposed to hire people to do and pay them to do. But paying those people to do it is going
to cost these private prisons a little bit more money. You know, why pay somebody $7 an hour to mop
our floors when we’ve got all these guys just sitting around with nothing to do. We got a few mops in the closet. Let them do it. We don’t have to pay them. We save a couple bucks per hour and these
people get something to do with their time, even though technically it’s illegal under
the United States law and under the contracts of these private prison companies to make
them do it. But we’re going to do it anyway because what’s
going to happen? What the politicians going to tell us to stop? We’ve got them in our back pocket. We fund their campaigns. They’re not going to do a dang thing about
it and they didn’t. They absolutely did not. But luckily there is still one group in this
country that cannot be paid off, to an extent, and that is the federal judiciary. And that is why, again, last week the judge
said, you know what, these lawsuits can move forward. You have presented enough evidence, you have
made your case, your class is valid for the class action lawsuit of a couple thousand
detainees. You’re going to get your day in court. You’re going to get to make your case. And here’s the thing, if this is successful,
these private prisons could absolutely be destroyed, which is what needs to happen. We need a bigger spotlight on these private
prisons who have higher rates of turnover, higher rates of abuse, higher rates of sexual
assault, higher rates of escape. Every measure of private prisons is worse
than the federal or state run prison system. Every single measure, these groups are worse. They also cost us a lot more per inmate than
the other prisons. But again, private prison CEOs fund a lot
of political campaigns on both the left and the right. So don’t expect the politicians to do anything
about it until we get a politician in the White House who isn’t taking any money from
corporations. That may happen sooner than some people think.

100 thoughts on “Judge Says Detained Migrants Can Sue Private Prison For Using Them As Slave Labor

  1. Texas has legal slavery,mass graves n mine d organs of missing immigrant kids n adults…texas is the dark side proxy capital of the neo nazi professional corruptionist TERRORIST that hijacked your political n economic process…texas is the blue print of whats coming to your states.

  2. This is just like the convict leasing during Jim Crow (the black codes). it’s privatized and financialized slavery… that’s how capitalism was built. smh

  3. 3:00 Aaaaand the public wants politicians who are 'tough on crime.' Brutalizing prisoners has the colour of morality, of righteousness.

  4. This isn't just a migrant issue, jails and prison have been exploding with slave labor over the last number of years. That is why private prisons have become so popular. Slavery under the guise of something else. And americans are being jailed and imprisoned for no just cause to provide a greater slave force. The police are in on it and get kickbacks. Even churched are opening prisons and jailhouses to take advantage of slave labor and charging premium hotel rates for those who are kidnapped and held against their will, with fake charges or inflated charges against them. It is sick, and our freedom is almost entirely lost.

  5. So do black people get to sue to for being in prison so fucking long for like little Pebble of crack cocaine and marijuana? I have a uncle still in prison he got caught with a $20 Rock back in the days and he still in prison who gives a fuck about people that breaking the law committed felonies and not even citizens of the United States seem to me that all y'all are worried about legal immigrants more than your own citizens this country is retarded I know I know racist I know what you going to say go back to Africa if you don't like this country I'm making plans just got my Visa👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾😂😂😂😂😂

  6. I feel bad, that my first thought was the words meeting the victims of Auschwitch 'arbeit macht frei'
    Then I realized that this is the path leading to this horror
    And more horrible, it has been going on for decades, why haven't somebody just stopped and saying, do we really want to be remembered for something like this

  7. So one sided CA Lets criminals walk free due to crowding n thievery under1 grand is not arrestable private prison yes reforms yes we pay 4 ur f up hell no let people unrehabed go no

  8. Let's be honest, it may have been implemented wrongly, but in mates need to do something, cleaning up is something everybody else does. And most are not paid at all. Ask your parents.

  9. Judge says its ok for them to sue private prisons… ACLU cracks their knuckles: time to grab private prisons by the balls in the name of human rights.

  10. Slavery is still a big thing in America, using Mexicans and Latin Americans as work force while they violate every single of their human rights and blame them for it.

  11. As if a federal judge appointed by Obama should have any say over our Nation.. these illegals aren’t even humans

  12. 1. Private prisons. 🤮 They make money for humans misery. I hope the have to pay on and on.
    2. Sure they can sue. The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. There's no crime… Despite what far-rights say.

  13. I don't condone this at all. But whether it's $1.00 per day or !10.00 per day the purpose of paying prisoners to work is for canteen purchases and buy up privileges. All the little extras that the prison system doesn't give them.

  14. And this is why I'm bipartisan, I may lean left and democracy over republic, but it's been clear that neither party cares most about this country and its people. The Republicans are toxic and the Democrats dont do SHIT until we have already been screaming for it to stop for years. Both need to wake up and clean up, one is far worse and is unfortunately heading in the wrong direction but it ALL needs updating. Government should be updated, rules should be rewritten for each new stage of advancement humanity makes. As we grow so to should the laws and regulations that govern our growth, not to control or dictate but to provide direction and understanding as we continue to grow ourselves. We allowed our laws and governing to stagnate too many times in the past, all for the sake of conserving old ideals that once brought prosperity and we now we feared losing. Those ideals can evolve as well to encompass others.

  15. Sue them into an oblivion, lobbed our government into locking up people for profits and making a mess of our system and costing us more than we every paid before.

  16. People being held against their will just for entering this country are not breaking laws. They are not inmates! They. Are guest until they go in front of the board.

  17. Farron, I criticize you almost daily because most of your reports, tho truthful and factual, encourages and pushes all of these topics as partisan issues. When they definitely are not. BOTH parties are guilty of being the problem and none of the solution. That putting in Blue No Matter Who fixes NOTHING, but in fact is the reason why we have someone like trump sitting in our Oval Office.
    So today, when you made THE point that this isn't a partisan issue, I have to say Thank You! If these party loyalists would admit to themselves that it is the Democratic Party that started these private for profit prisons to take hold during Clinton years. And the 3 strikes life time sentencing and other obscene sentencing guidelines (Clinton and Biden,) and Obama that arrested more to fill these hell holes, then maybe we can get somewhere with real solutions.
    Many don't want to admit that their team is no better than the other. But policy wise, there is no difference. This back and forth between D and R over the last 40 years has produced more income inequality than we had in the 20's. More War. Bigger banks with less regulations. More incarcerated. More desperation, illness, death. Things only change for the worse regardless.
    We have to stop being fooled into believing we have 2 opposing parties. 'We have but one evil party but with Two Names. '
    We don't have a left vs right fight. We have a Up vs Down fight. A Top vs Bottom fight. The 10 percenters vs the 90 percenters fight. A Ruling Class vs the Working Class fight.
    None of these Party's Establishment represent us. They lie to get elected, then serve only the donors. We are just irritating noise to them.
    So do not vote by according to Party. Or race. Or gender. Vote according to their documented history. Their record. If we did that, we could right the nation.

  18. Reagan brought these Private Prisons into existence just to set up his loyal voters, they've been milking it since way back, nothing but thieves.

  19. At least some justice maybe! They should charge and indict anyone who commits humanitarian atrocities, and lock their asses up, force them to do hard labor.

  20. Just like joe arpaio. Torturing women in 120° heat. No shade digging graves only allowed to urinate twice. So don't drink water to hydrate yourself. Yes even if you're pregnant! Wonder what kind of money he has hidden in his safe? Just like shawshank

  21. This is appalling. That this has been allowed to go on for long without any repercussions? Just more proof that people in power will lean to the green.

  22. Why have we not heard about this practice before? it seems the South HAS risen again. DOX the CEOs of both companies and let the fascist hunters take care of the slavers.
    In fact here are the HQs, for those that believe in protests.: You can Google the rest:

    https://www.geogroup.com/Locations
    https://www.geogroup.com/board_of_directors

    Western Regional Office
    6100 Center Drive, Suite 825, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    And World Headquarters
    4955 Technology Way Boca Raton FL, 33431

  23. These private prisons shouldn't even exist, it's about using cruelty and slave labor to profit, which is horrendous. This is an issue that started a few years back, under Trump they've been given permission to expand and increase their abuse.

  24. Yes! Please sue them all! Put these money grubby prison mongers in their place and then poind them lower into their own poop. I want to these wardens suffer for their crimes and anyone affiliated with them. I want my tax dollars refunded from the private prisons!

  25. Private Prisons exist today Because The Scumbag of Donald Fucking Trump .. Impeach The Scoundrel At Once ! , Bring Down The Traitor To Humanity from His Satanic Pedestal, and don't forget to Confiscate all from the Scoundrel ..Instead Give him food stamps , vaccines , a tv with Porn 24/7 and above all strict medical supervision …

  26. If you pay illegal immigrants then what about Black people? Japanese got paid and Jews got paid and Native Americans got some money and free school and a check. Now them too ,okay Where is Reparations for Blacks?

  27. Private prisons, in my opinion, is the biggest reason why cops are told to make more arrests for the smallest infractions.

  28. Politicians are also investors in the companies that run these prisons. Obama was trying to close them. Obviously not successful.

  29. Section 1 of the 13th amendment states very clearly that slavery is legal in the case of a punishment for a crime. Now they do have to be convicted first and it can't rise to cruel or inhumane levels, but it is not only legal but constitutional. We'd have to rewrite the amendment to fix it. Unless it goes to the supreme court who can strike down that part, though I don't think that is likely with the current court.

  30. Private prisons are an abomination. Imagine if any other country had so many private prisons! The US would've already labelled those nations as tyrannies.

  31. COME 2 america WE'LL ENSLAVE , THROW U IN JAIL , TAKE YOUR ASSETS & SO ON & SO ON !!! LOL'S…
    usa- land of CRIMINALITY !!!!!! EH ???
    🇨🇦IAN PERSPECTIVE !!
    🖕🖕🇺🇸🖕🖕

  32. "Private" and "prison" do not belong together! Like if you get sent to a for-profit prison, you're ever getting out?!
    What the actual fuck. It's all about greed. I say we imprison the people who own and operate these places!

  33. Donate to ACLU to help migrants. I did and I’m Canadian. We’re not much better.
    https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention

    https://action.aclu.org/petition/cbp-stop-abusing-children

  34. I told you! That's what the republic Colonizers do! Enslave you under their laws! Check and see if some have been sold!

  35. This is good news! Slavery is supposed to be outlawed and trying to keep it alive is NOT OK! I hope they sue the hell out of them and cause them to go broke!

  36. " Preserve, Protect and Defend ", THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, from all enemies, foreign and domestic, So help us God !!! The Ultimate Sacrifice of our Heroes & Patriots & Our Grieving Military Families will Always be in our Hearts & Prayers and they gave their blood and lives so that this nation shall not perish from the earth !! Our immediate and most dangerous situation is that Trump continues as President and Chief of our Armed Services of the most powerful nation on earth. It has been investigated and verified by all of our Intelligence Agencies & NATO Allies, that Russia' (Putin) did attack and is influencing & undermining the election process in the United States !! The United States Adversaries are attentively evaluating and will continue to focus on Suckaberg's $$$$$$$ Russian weaponized media, to elect and legislate in our Country !!! This is an ACT OF WAR !!!. The Congress must divert urgent attention and funds to defend and respond to these threats. The World has enough NUKES to turn Mother Earth into a RADIOACTIVE WASTELAND !! Not even a dictator wants to turn into a heap of fuming ashes !! The Majority of the American people do not have the time between holding 2 jobs , child care , caring for our elderly to investigate the Conspiracy and Obstruction .!!!!. Elected Officials abusing our own Constitution and Justice System to protect Traitors !!!! Pray that God gives our Generals and Others around the President, the moral strength as Patriots to Guard and Protect our Country !!!! God Bless America, Mother Earth, our sick, our elderly, ,our families with children thrown to the streets by the greed of our Banks & Wall Street, the working poor, our citizen immigrants, our Unions, our Heroes and Patriots. Putin & his Billionaire Russian Oligarchs , Billionaire Pedofile International Club have been and are currently laundering money in the United States.. Deutch Bank (( Russian $$$ )) has financed Trump & Co. throughout the last 30 Years !!! American Banks will not loan Trump & Co. $$$ due to his Multiple Bankruptcies including Casinos !!! Of his own making, President Trump's greediness has left him with only 2 choices; chemical poisoning of his family by Putin or Prison by the U. S. Congress !! Trump's life or death situation is the American People's dangerous dilemma !! The GOP & NRA received millions for the Trump Campaign disbursement from Russian Oligarchs. The NRA has 10 Million members, Trump has 30 Million followers, and the rest of the 230 million American citizens must VOTE these Traitors and Co-Conspirators out of Office and into Prison.!!. !! The 1% Billionaires received 2 TRILLION in tax cuts, while 18 years later the 911 first responders are dying while waiting for GOP to fund their healthcare !!!. These Casino Prostitutes in Congress and the House are bought and paid for by parasite lobbyist yelling from atop their Billion $$$$ Corporate Socialist Platforms against Democratic Socialism for our children, our elderly the sick and our poor. Our Constitution and Federal Anti Trust Act, Money Laundering and the Rico Act will take care the Trump Mob & Associates & Suckaberg's $$$$$ Russian weaponized media !!!!!. God Bless our Country , our Heroes and Patriots. May all the Traitors , Co-Conspirators & useful IDIOTS be charged and given a one way ticket to Russia and in memory of sweet innocent children, victims of gun violence in America, be given an NRA AK-47 when they step off the plane !!!!!!!!!!!! REGISTER TO VOTE NOW, CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY, IT'S OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES AT STAKE .!!!! WE ARE AT WAR WITH PUTIN and he is WINNING !!! We the People of the United States must meet our Civil responsibility to "Preserve, Protect and Defend " our Constitution !!! SO HELP US GOD !!!

  37. seriously these politicians should actually read what they are signing into law. and I am not talking about endorsing a campaign contribution check.

  38. Everyone in Trump's criminal orbit should be slapping mops on floors, cleaning shytty toilets with tooth brushes, and put Miss Ivanka on laundry duty for men and women shyt and blood stained underwear.

  39. In Obama's defense, he had all but 2 years of his term with a REPUBLICAN Congress! So, it's the REPUBLICAN Party's fault for this!

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