Paid $1 to $3 a day, unauthorized immigrants keep family detention centers running
Delmi Cruz fled Honduras in September with her son Alexis, 11, illegally crossing the border into the U.S. and ending up at a family detention center in rural Texas. "I worked immediately," Cruz said. "In order to have something to eat, to buy treats for my son." Cruz, 36, cleaned bathrooms, hallways and other areas of the government-contracted detention center for $3 a day. At the commissary, a bag of potato chips cost $4, bottled water $2. The facility in Karnes City is run by Geo Group, the country's second-largest prison company. More...
Los Angeles Times
August 3, 2015