Immigrant detainees forced to clean


LUMPKIN, GA – MAY 4: Detainees at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga. are escorted through a corridor. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Kaiden Loep

A complaint was filed Tuesday in federal court stating the private-prison company operating the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia forces immigrant detainees to work, and runs their prison by threats and depriving inmates of basic necessities. The detainees are paid as little as $1 a day. The lawsuit states that they were forced to prepare meals, perform clerical work, clean bathrooms, strip and wax floors, and wash laundry. The main problem with this situation is that the company claims that this was all “volunteer work” when in all actuality these detainees were forced to do these things against their will.