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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Owino, et al. v. CoreCivic (Forced Labor at Detention Facilities)

Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez claim CoreCivic is violating labor laws by forcing inmates to maintain and operate the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, California. The lawsuit alleges CoreCivic pays detainees $1 per day, or sometimes no wages at all, to clean facility interiors and exteriors, prepare and serve meals, do laundry, cut hair and perform clerical work, and that CoreCivic threatens detainees with punishment if they refuse to work. Owino claims he was made to work at a medical facility without protective equipment. Gomez claims he worked for a dollar a day in “an unsafe work environment.” The lawsuit seeks certification of a nationwide class of civil immigration detainees who were forced to work by CoreCivic since 2004.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
5/31/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Corrections Corporation of America $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/31/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database