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Lawsuit: Oklahoma court-diversion program is exploitative

 

October 12, 2017



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three people have filed a class-action lawsuit against an Oklahoma-based addiction recovery program, saying it exploited them and other participants by forcing them to decide between going to prison or working for free at a poultry processing plant.

The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday against Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery and the Arkansas-based plant operator, Simmons Foods, comes a week after nonprofit news outlet Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting published a story exposing the questionable practices of some court-ordered diversion programs...



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