Men in the program work for free, under constant threat of being sent to prison, on products for big-name brands, including Popeyes, KFC and Walmart.
Judges across the country had ordered defendants into rehab programs that double as work camps for for-profit companies.
“That sounds like something from the early 1900s. And this is going on right now? And how is it legal?”
We found a slew of rehab programs that supply cheap and captive workers to major poultry companies, such as Tyson Foods and Simmons Foods.
The outcry came in response to a Reveal investigation that shows how drug court defendants are being forced to work for free.
“It was a slave camp. I can’t believe the court sent me there.”
Kamden Johnson hopped into a van at Community Church Ministries in Mobile. Hours later, the 5-year-old’s body was found dumped in a driveway.
The Alabama House of Representatives resoundingly voted to increase oversight of unlicensed religious day cares, a big step for a state with the most sweeping religious exemption in the country.
Alabama lawmakers introduced a landmark bill to abolish a longstanding law that exempts more than 900 religious day cares from state oversight.
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