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December 16, 2013

New British bill gets tougher, more aggressive, with modern slavery

The British Home Office Monday announced a legislative effort to crack down on those who’ve today trapped an estimated 2,000 to 10,000 modern slaves inside the United Kingdom. The Home Office on its website published a “draft bill” for consideration by Parliament that would increase prison terms for first time offenders to 14 years, and for those with histories of violence, life.

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