Judge OKs Class Of 50K Detainees In TVPA Suit Against Geo

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2017, 7:30 PM EST) -- A Colorado federal judge on Monday granted class certification to tens of thousands of immigrant detainees in their suit accusing a privately owned detention facility of forcing them to clean the facility for no pay and grossly underpaying them for work programs, saying the detainees had enough in common to meet the requirements.

The case, filed in 2014 against The Geo Group, alleges that detainees at the Aurora Detention Facility were ordered to clean up the facility for free in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, while others earned just $1 per day in a voluntary work program at the...

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