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Even in the Western world hidden slavery exists in every country in the form of prison slave labor.


'Arbeit macht frei' (work sets you free) say the infamous signs on Nazi concentration camp gates.


Prison inmates are forced into working without fit recompense; they're slave laborers.  Workers are paid a few cents per hour.  In Georgia and Texas prisoners are forced to work for free.


Our prisoners are our fellow peoples too and should be treated with respect and dignity however estranged we need them to be.  Any group is as good as its best and as bad as its worst.  How it treats its lowly citizens is as important and telling as how it treats its top class citizens.


Almost 60% of countries are at high risk of using slave labor in their supply chains.  조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 (DPRK or North Korea) is worst followed by South Sudan, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Not including prisoners almost 46 million people worldwide are living as slaves, forced into factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude.[104]


The ultra-large exporters भारत (Bharat or India) and 中国 (Zhonghua or China) had an extreme risk of using slaves in their supply chains.  The EU had a medium risk.  The UK, Deutschland (Germany), Danmark (Denmark) and Suomi (Finland) had a low risk.


Items made using slave labor are therefore immense in scope and include electronic devices, cobalt for electronics, cocoa, fishing, mining and textiles.