A federal suit claims an Oklahoma company extorts thousands of people too poor to pay their court debts, without hearings required by law.
And Justice for Some
Courts are supposed to mete out justice fairly. What if the scales are out of balance?
Accused of slavery, Arkansas politician’s company files defamation suit
The state’s Senate majority leader is accused of participating in “a pervasive scheme of slavery.”
ACLU accuses rehab work camp: Human trafficking, bedbugs, no treatment
It is the second class-action lawsuit filed against the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program prompted by an investigation by Reveal.
Arkansas’ Senate leader cancels his company’s contract with work camp
The move comes following a Reveal investigation into unpaid labor from drug rehab program participants.
Third lawsuit this month filed over forced labor at chicken plants
Rehabilitation centers put men to work for free in chicken processing plants and a plastic manufacturer, under threat of prison.
Why courts’ use of religious work camps could be ‘patently illegal’
“A more religiously coercive environment is scarcely imaginable,” says the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Second group of chicken workers sue, alleging rehab slavery
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.
Chicken workers sue, saying they were modern-day slaves
Judges across the country had ordered defendants into rehab programs that double as work camps for for-profit companies.
All work. No pay. Life at a rehab work camp.
Reveal’s Amy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter investigate an Oklahoma recovery center called Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery, or CAAIR.
How a drug court rehab kept its participants’ workers’ comp
“That sounds like something from the early 1900s. And this is going on right now? And how is it legal?”