Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States


With Free the Slaves

This report documents the nature and scope of forced labor in the United States from January 1998 to December 2003. It is the first study to examine the numbers, demographic characteristics, and origins of victims and perpetrators of forced labor in the United States and the adequacy of the U.S. response to this growing problem since the enactment of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.

Kevin Bales
Laurel Fletcher
Eric Stover
Publication date: 
September 1, 2004
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