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Monthly Archives: March 2013

SB 2631 Domestic Violence Task Force Bill

Executive Director Sandy Middleton and Senator Melanie Sojourner with Governor Phil Bryant at the signing of Senate Bill 2631, which establishes the formation of a task force to update laws and policies governing domestic violence shelters. Signed on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 will go into effect immediately

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Tackling Human Trafficking in Mississippi

Trafficking of human beings–for sex or for labor–affects everyday people we all might encounter. It may be the woman who did your nails last week, who was lured with promises of a better life in America, or it could be your neighbor’s daughter who was blackmailed with photos she doesn’t want her parents to see. […]

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Lawmakers aim to raise human trafficking penalties

Mississippi lawmakers are seeking to tighten the state’s laws against human trafficking. Judiciary committees Tuesday approved House Bill 673 and Senate Bill 2719. The measures are meant to raise penalties and tighten rules against forcing someone to work against their will. It especially aims to crack down on forced prostitution of girls under 18. “Mississippi […]

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