Ireland & the USA:
The Superioress and Sisters of The Magdalen Asylum ... very earnestly beg the support of the liberal and kind-hearted to help them with the upkeep of the Institution for 130 Poor Penitents, who receive a home within its walls.
This scandal has been running for many years now, and still nothing has been done. However, it now seems to have finally attracted international attention.
The brutal treatment of girls over many years is enough to make almost anyone weep. And brought to you as a public service(!), by your present author.
Much work has been done in this field by a survivor Mary Therese O'Loughlin who went through the Goldenbridge Bead-Factory - a similar slave-labour camp. Also a hat-tip to the magnificent work done over, and over the years, at the Butterflies and Wheels web-site.
Read more: Will Ireland Apologize to the Women of the Magdalene Laundries?—TIME World, 4th July 2011.