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Former Detainees Challenge Forced Labor Practices


December 3, 2019: Yesterday, three former civil detainees of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania filed a proposed class action complaint alleging that the County, the private company that owns and operates the Lackawanna County Recycling Center, and other private and public defendants forced hundreds of child support debtors in Lackawanna County to work at the Recycling Center for $5.00 per day under atrocious conditions. The Plaintiffs are represented by Towards Justice, along with its co-counsel Community Justice Project (“CJP”) and Handley Farah & Anderson (“HFA”).  Read the press release here.