On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announces a major case involving Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center. At right is Jorge Baron, executive director of the northwest immigration rights project. (Greg Gilbert / the Seattle Times)
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announces a major case involving Northwest Detention Center. (Greg Gilbert / the Seattle Times)

State AG files lawsuit against company that operates Northwest Detention Center

“One dollar a day. Give me a break,” said State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who filed suit against the country’s fourth-largest detention center, in Tacoma. That’s the amount detainees are paid to work — a violation of the state’s minimum-wage law, Ferguson charges. Updated

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