Tag: Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Prevention Month Is a Dangerous Joke

A partially nude young woman, covering herself with a bright red pillow, is cowering in the corner of a bedroom. Two officers in uniforms reading “Police” and “HSI” approach her, and one reaches out a hand. This is the photo promoting “victim assistance” by Immigration and Customs Enforcement—they, along with Homeland Security Investigations, are part […]

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Human Trafficking Courts Are Not a Criminal Justice “Innovation”

New York state’s court system considers its Human Trafficking Intervention Courts—special courts sold as an alternative to jail for women facing prostitution charges—to be a national model for such programs. From Queens to Columbus, these courts share a common presumption: that women engaged in sex work are, in the words of the judges on the bench, “victims, not criminals.” […]

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