prisonment of sex trafficking victims

When Sex Trafficking Victims Go To Prison

Victims are still arrested and sometimes imprisoned in states with Safe Harbor.

When the police arrested Wendy Barnes's pimp, it appeared as if she were free at last, she recalls during our phone interview. “Maybe this nightmare ends,” she thought. But that's when they handcuffed her, brought her to the station, and charged her with the exact same crime: prostitution.

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