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Lawsuit alleges Aramark, Alameda County sheriff profit from inmate labor

Original post made on Dec 24, 2019

Oakland civil rights attorney Dan Siegel filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday alleging that Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern and Aramark Correctional Services are profiting from free labor by inmates at the Santa Rita Jail

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:21 PM

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Posted by urmomz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

In regards to the actual story -

The un-sentenced inmates are never forced to work, it is strictly voluntary. Sentenced inmates receive a decrease in their sentence for "good time" and "work time." While sentenced inmates can be forced to work, this is not the practice at most facilities (including Santa Rita) as an unwilling worker would be more of a burden than a help. Most inmates volunteer to work as sitting in jail without a purpose sucks.

Claiming this is "forced labor" and "slavery" is flat ridiculous.

Bay City News Service, please do some basic journalism and fact checking before giving a platform to this sensational garbage.


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