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Woman in Sierra Vista finds note in purse from ‘Chinese prisoner’

May 6, 2017, 7:49 AM

TUCSON — A woman in Sierra Vista found something rather unexpected in a purse that was recently purchased.

According to News 4 in Tucson, a woman found a note inside a zipper compartment of a purse purchased at a local Walmart.

The shocking translation of the note goes as follows according to the woman.

Inmates in the Yingshan Prison in Guangxi, China are working 14 hours daily with no break/rest at noon, continue working overtime 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).

The note was proofread by two others who spoke Chinese according to the woman and all of them came up with a similar translation.

News 4 in Tucson received a response from a Walmart spokesperson.

“We can’t comment specifically on this note, because we have no way to verify the origin of the letter, but one of our requirements for the suppliers who supply products for sale at Walmart is all work should be voluntary as indicated in our Standards for Suppliers.”

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Woman in Sierra Vista finds note in purse from ‘Chinese prisoner’