CoreCivic Accused of Human Trafficking and Labor Law Violations

Source: Private Immigration Prison Accused of Forced Labor SAN DIEGO (CN) — A privately run immigration prison in San Diego forces its inmates to clean their own jail for a dollar a day or less, two prisoners say in a federal class action. Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez sued CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation … More CoreCivic Accused of Human Trafficking and Labor Law Violations

Human Trafficking Class Action Filed Against For-Profit Prison Operator Core-Civic

Source: Class Action Suit Claims CoreCivic Violates Human Trafficking, Labor Laws CoreCivic, Inc., formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is the defendant in a 36-page proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company operates its detention facilities in violation of state and federal human trafficking and labor laws. The lawsuit’s two lead plaintiffs, former civil … More Human Trafficking Class Action Filed Against For-Profit Prison Operator Core-Civic

FTC settles with Western Union for $586 million and an admission it knew of wire fraud

Source: FTC: Western Union admits it knew of wire fraud, to pay $586 million | Protecting Your Pocket Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system to commit significant fraud. Even when faced with clear evidence that many of its agents were committing fraud, Western Union kept taking people’s money, probably … More FTC settles with Western Union for $586 million and an admission it knew of wire fraud

Trump administration want to disband the Labor Department’s civil rights division

Source: Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.

The Story Behind THE ALLIANCE TO STOP SLAVERY AND END TRAFFICKING

Source: Our Story – The Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking JULIA ORMOND, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT of Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking(ASSET). Julia was the first to serve as UNODC’s U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Trafficking & Slavery and the driving force behind the passage of the CA Transparency in Supply Chains … More The Story Behind THE ALLIANCE TO STOP SLAVERY AND END TRAFFICKING

Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’

Source: Ruling: Government Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’ WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge expanded an investigation Wednesday into prison recordings of attorney-client conversations to focus on the government’s conduct in the wake of the destruction of “critical evidence” on a computer — despite an earlier court order to preserve all hard drives at the U.S. … More Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’

Two Big-Name Lawyers Clash Over NCAA Concussion Cases

Source: How Two Big-Name Plaintiffs Lawyers Became Rivals Over NCAA Concussion Cases When it comes to concussion litigation in college sports, you could say Jay Edelson has the ball. Jay Edelson After years of flagging problems in a $75 million settlement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and finally elbowing his way into the case, … More Two Big-Name Lawyers Clash Over NCAA Concussion Cases

Massive imports of corn and soybeans fraudulently labelled organic weren’t.

Source: The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t. A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation. The cargo began as ordinary soybeans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Like ordinary … More Massive imports of corn and soybeans fraudulently labelled organic weren’t.

Detained immigrants put in solitary confinement for hunger striking

Source: Exclusive: ICE put detained immigrants in solitary confinement for hunger striking Beginning last April, and picking up in the weeks following the November election, dozens of detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in rural Georgia went on hunger strike in protest of their detention. The private prison corporation that runs the facility, … More Detained immigrants put in solitary confinement for hunger striking