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‘The Ones Nobody Misses’: Scope of Human Trafficking in Alabama Wider than Reported, Experts Say

This article was originally published by Montgomery Advertiser. The cursive script scrawls down Claira’s skin, looping across the finger on her left hand that, at another moment in time, might hold a ring. But for now,…

Claira’s story: A ‘Broken, Normal’ Woman Preyed Upon by ‘Life’

This article was originally published by Montgomery Advertiser. A worn-out Pocahontas doll and some clothes are what Claira remembers bringing with her. She was 5 years old. Her parents were drug addicted. Social services picked her…

Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking

This article was originally published by Montgomery Advertiser. The stories persist, from the president of the United States to posts on neighborhood watch groups. Women are “tied up, they’re bound, duct tape put around their faces,”…

Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Argument for a Border Wall

This article was originally published by The New Yorker. In 1997, Ima Matul, a seventeen-year-old living in rural Indonesia, was offered a job as a live-in housekeeper in Los Angeles. The person who recruited her…

Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison

This article was originally published by Next City. Warden Nancy Giannetta, clutching a dense ring of keys, gets buzzed through a series of security doors and into Unit G of Riverside Correctional Facility, a county…

When Will #MeToo Reach Places Like North Philly?

This article was originally published by The Inquirer. From the earliest moment I can remember growing up in North Philadelphia, I was harassed for my looks. When I was little, I was teased for being…
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