Debtors’ prison sounds like an archaic term — some long abandoned concept from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel. Unfortunately, modern day debtors’ prison is alive and well throughout the state of Ohio. Today across Ohio, municipalities routinely imprison those who are unable to pay fines and court costs despite a 1983 United States … More Although they are implemented differently in different courts, debtors’ prison practices still exist, potentially affecting thousands of individuals.
Source: Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws “Forced labor is a particular violation of the statute that we’ve alleged,” Free said. “Whether you’re calling it forced labor or slavery, the practical reality for the plaintiffs is much the same. You’re being compelled to work against your will … More GEO Group is accused of forcing thousands of ICE detainees into a violation of anti-slavery laws
Source: Chemical plume in groundwater extends from Navy base to city | Whidbey News-Times A mile-long plume of a chemical that’s a likely carcinogen has migrated in groundwater from a contaminated site at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to within Oak Harbor city limits. No drinking water wells are in imminent danger since the residents … More Navy finds toxic contaminants in Whidbey Island water