Slavery abounds in U.S., rights group says

Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States, say the authors of a report on forced labor that was released Thursday.

According to the report, “Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States” — which was conducted by researchers at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley and Free the Slaves, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C. — at any given time, at least 10,000 people are forced to work against their will through threats or violence.

PoliZeros has learned of cases where mentally ill homeless people in the US were recruited on the streets for “jobs”, transported to farms, then held in bondage and forced to work without pay.

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