Thursday, July 23, 2015

NPR Airs Story on ICE Private Prison Labor

NPR reporter Alexandra Starr covers lawsuit and slaving wages to those in custody under immigration laws.  Listen here.

Note that in response to my assertion that those in ICE custody are not exempt from the protections of federal labo laws, GEO notes the dollar/per day level in an appropriations Act, but fails to engage with the fact the appropriation level set expired in 1979.   Note as well that there are many other labor laws that have little to do with wages, and from which there is not even old law that exempts from coverage those working for private prisons firms.

This includes standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and which were found by a California agency to apply to apply to a California resident in ICE custody courtesy of the Mira Loma Sheriff.

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