State of Washington v. GEO Group

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GEO, which owns and operates NWDC (Northwest Detention Center), is the second-largest private prison and detention corporation in the United States and contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to provide detention facilities and run their day-to-day operations. Seventy-four percent of immigrants in ICE custody are held in facilities operated by private prison companies, including GEO.

GEO relies on grossly cheap labor costs to maximize profit for shareholders, not to serve the public good. By exploiting the labor of people in detention centers GEO reduces its costs to maximize profits; this fact is at the heart of the $1 per day wage in issue here.
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