Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Irish Laundries

The Irish government released a report recently admitting state involvement in referring over 2,000 of the 10,000 women committed to the laundries between 1922 and 1996.  The laundries were harsh institutions where unwed mothers, unruly daughters, and other problem girls & women were sent.  While in the laundries, these women and girls were essentially slave labor.  The Irish government has not issued an apology.

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