When reporters Robin McDowell and Martha Mendoza traveled to the remote island of Benjina, Indonesia, they didn’t expect to find this: workers trapped in cages, forced to work 22 hours a day, often beaten and tortured with stingray tails. Even more surprising, they discovered that the seafood these slaves caught each day were being imported to prominent American businesses. They ultimately won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story. Watch the video above to learn more.

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