Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq.
On February 28, 2020, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appellate court for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia) ruled that a federal statute designed to combat human trafficking applies to a privatized federal corrections facility’s alleged practice of punishing and withholding basic human necessities from inmates who refuse to work. Barrientos v. CoreCivic Inc., Case No. 18-15081. The law, the Trafficking Victims