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Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

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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