The Jerusalem Post: ‘12 Years a Slave’ – 150 years later

“While slavery is illegal across the globe, the SumAll Foundation noted, there are 27 million slaves worldwide, more than in 1860, when there were 25 million. Most are held in bonded servitude, particularly after taking loans they could not repay. Slaves cost slightly more now, with a median price of $140, compared with $134 per human then. Debt slaves cost on average $60; trafficked sex slaves cost $1,910.... On average today, a person is a slave for six years, after which the person usually escapes, repays the debts holding them, or dies.”

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