Slavery in Florida

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The 2007 Anti-Slavery Award, given out by Anti-Slavery International, has been given to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for their work on tackling modern-day slavery in the United States agricultural industry. CIW investigations have contributed to prosecution of six slavery cases over the last 10 years. For example, three people were convicted of conspiring to enslave hundreds of workers on citrus farms in Florida in 2002 and sentenced to between 10 and 12 years. You can read a little more about the case here.

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