Before sunrise, a line of passenger vans heads to job sites across Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They carry squads of unpaid laborers.
Despite deadly injuries and multiple investigations into illegal labor practices, work-based rehabs are an American growth industry.
Reveal exposes how a treatment for drug addiction has turned tens of thousands of people into an unpaid, shadow workforce.
At a Cenikor drug rehab in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, residents were given two days to find a place to live. Some became homeless.
“Cenikor has turned patients struggling with addiction into a pool of unpaid, forced labor,” according to one of the suits.