This 3 November 2017 video says about itself:
Slave Labour: Magdalene Laundries disgraced Irish Catholic women
For almost 150 years thousands of women in Ireland were sent to live in Catholic institutions, punished for crimes like having a child out of wedlock or petty theft.
Steve Humphries’ Sex In a Cold Climate, a documentary denouncing the Magdalene Asylums, which were operated by Catholic nuns in Ireland for over 100 years.
The Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, also known as Magdalene asylums, were institutions of confinement, usually run by Roman Catholic orders.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
IRELAND: Magdalene Laundries survivor Mary Cavner has won a battle for compensation after spending six years in one of the notorious Catholic-run workhouses as a child.
She grew up in Cork and was placed in the care of nuns at the age of 11 when her father died. She was denied an education and left malnourished.
At least 10,000 young women passed through the Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1996. They were locked up and forced to work for no pay in collusion with the state.