Saturday, March 4, 2017

Slave Labour: Magdalene Laundries disgraced Irish Catholic women

For almost 150 years thousands of women in Ireland were sent to live in Catholic institutions, punished for crimes like having a child out of wedlock or petty theft, and forced to work in laundries run by the Church. But this dark past is not Ireland's alone. In a 16x9 exclusive, we discover Canadian laundries and speak to a woman who says she was born into slave labour.

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