An Arizona woman found a note inside a purse purchased from her local Walmart from a Chinese "prisoner," KVOA reports.
Laura Wallace, daughter-in-law of the Walmart customer, says she had the note translated and found it "stated that the person who wrote that was a prisoner in China. Basically what their situation was and how they work long hours, 14 hours a day. And they don't have a lot to eat."
The note was translated by at least three people and all reported similar accounts.
Walmart issued a statement saying their "requirements for the suppliers who supply products for sale at Walmart is all work should be voluntary as indicated in our Standards for Suppliers."
A full translation of the note reads:
"Inmates in the Yingshan Prison in Guangxi, China are working 14 hours daily with no break/rest at noon, continue working overtimes until 12 midnight, and whoever doesn't finish his work will be beaten. Their meals are without oil and salt. Every month, the boss pays the inmate 2000 yuan, any additional dishes will be finished by the police. If the inmates are sick and need medicine, the cost will be deducted from the salary. Prison in China is unlike prison in America, horse cow goat pig dog (literally, means inhumane treatment)."
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