Forced Labor

We have filed a class action on behalf of civil immigrant detainees who were forced to work without compensation at the McHenry County detention center in Woodstock, Illinois.

The suit alleges that McHenry County and its sheriff used threats of force, including punishment by solitary confinement, to coerce immigrant detainees into performing uncompensated labor. Plaintiffs allege violations of human trafficking laws and seek compensation on behalf of all immigrants who were forced to work while detained at McHenry County. 

An article about the suit ran on the front page of the Chicago Tribune; links to more media are collected below. 

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