Monday, June 06, 2005

Feds say homeless lured to Florida labor camp

Federal agents raided a migrant farm labor camp in East Palatka where homeless men and women were kept in what labor officials called "modern-day slavery."

Many of the 78 workers found in the camp said they were living at homeless shelters in Jacksonville or Miami, even as far away as New Orleans, when they heard about a bus that would bring them to the fields. The workers said they are paid in cash in a small envelope every Saturday based on how much they worked, citing amounts such as $97 or $136 for last week.

Read the Palatka Daily News story here.


At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Luke said...

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