Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Northwest Detention Center Minimum Wage Violations

The state of Washington and detainees at the Northwest ICE Processing Center—where detainees were paid $1 per day or compensated with food for their labor under a voluntary work program—alleged GEO Group violated state minimum wage laws. In 2021, a federal jury found GEO Group violated the law and awarded the detainee plaintiffs $17.3 million and the state $5.9 million in damages. GEO Group was also enjoined from continuing the voluntary work program without paying the minimum wage.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
GEO Group $23,237,403
Further Information Released
Verdict - Washington State 11/3/2021
Verdict - Detainees 10/29/2021
Detainee Complaint 9/26/2017
Washington AG Press Release 9/20/2017
Washington Complaint 9/20/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database