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February 25, 2001 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Dear mr. police office sir," her letter began. "Plaese plaese plaese." Late at night, Supik Indrawati had worked on the letter, while her master and his family were asleep in their Rancho Palos Verdes home. Indrawati's English was limited to "Thank you" and "Excuse me." She pored through a tattered English-Indonesian dictionary, laboring for weeks on the letter with her aunt. Indrawati hid it under her mattress.
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February 25, 2001 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Dear mr. police office sir," her letter began. "Plaese plaese plaese." Late at night, Supik Indrawati had worked on the letter, while her master and his family were asleep in their Rancho Palos Verdes home. Indrawati's English was limited to "Thank you" and "Excuse me." She pored through a tattered English-Indonesian dictionary, laboring for weeks on the letter with her aunt. Indrawati hid it under her mattress.
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August 12, 2005 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
They are often called modern-day slaves. Women, men and children from around the world are lured into the United States with promises of jobs and then held against their will and forced to work long hours for little or no pay. Many are coerced to work as prostitutes and domestic workers or to become indentured servants in the agricultural and garment industries.
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