An Arizona woman says she believes she found a note from a Chinese "prisoner" who is pleading for help according to a report from CBS5AZ.
The prisoner claims in the note that he or she is being forced to work under "abusive conditions," with little to no food or medical attention.
The full note translated reads:
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.
The Sierra Vista woman says after she found the note written in Chinese, she had it translated three different times to ensure the translation was correct. While the woman is unable to help the person who wrote the note, she says she hopes something good will come of it.
The purse in which the woman found the note was bought at a Wal-Mart store in Arizona. Similar letters to the one found by the Sierra Vista woman have been traced back to stores like K-Mart in the past.