By Lisa Haddock
NJ Faith Forum Editor
Do you think slavery is a relic of the past?
Around the world, roughly 27 million people—including 8.4 million children—are trapped into lives of slavery by threat of violence. By comparison, that's the combined populations of New Jersey and New York state. According to the CIA, 100,000 slaves live in the U.S. The typical U.S. slave is lured from a poor nation with a promise of a good job. Upon arrival, organized crime ring members force captives to work as prostitutes, domestics, garment workers, and farm hands.
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