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State Sanctioned Slavery

I just saw a piece on Channel Four News about the rates of pay awarded to detainees in Immigration Removal Centres.

These are people who are being held either whilst their applications for leave to stay in Britain are considered or whilst they are awaiting deportation. They are not prisoners, but they are held in very similar conditions and circumstances and, whilst held, the only source of income available to them is to work for the establishments holding them for far below the minimum wage.

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