Prison Co. Seeks Reconsideration In Detainee Labor Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2015, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The owner of a private detention center in Colorado accused of forcing immigration detainees to work for little or no pay asked a Colorado federal judge Tuesday to reconsider denying its motion to dismiss under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, saying the statute doesn’t apply to the alleged conduct.

The Geo Group Inc. told Colorado’s federal court that it should reverse the ruling it issued last month denying its bid to dismiss claims it violated the TVPA by forcing unpaid detainees to clean their living areas under the threat of solitary confinement, saying that applying the statute to the performance of...

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