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Law Enforcement and Legislation: “Patronize” and “Solicit” are Two Words That Make a World of Difference

By Terri Galvan, adjunct faculty at American Public University System

Can the words “patronize” and “solicit” make a difference in the fight against sex-trafficking? The current sponsors of HR 2805 think so.

As it stands, a person must recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain or maintain another human being to meet the definition of a sex-trafficker.

Combatting Human Trafficking Networks within Prison Walls

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

For years, John Meekins* heard inmates talk about how they had been prostituted and held captive by pimps. As a corrections officer, he often considered it part of the lifestyle of many drug abusers, but it wasn’t until he attended a conference on human trafficking that he quickly realized many of these inmates were likely victims of human trafficking—and that he had done nothing to stop it.