'Work or go to jail': how LA courts force thousands to do unpaid labor

  The Guardian 

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Exclusive: study finds county relies on laborers – largely people of color – threatened with debts and jail to do work that would otherwise be paid Los Angeles courts force roughly 100,000 people to do weeks and even months of “community service” each year, exposing some of them to exploitative and hazardous working conditions without enjoying basic labor rights and protections, according to a fir
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