A clean slate

December 29, 2014, 2:56 PM

The unfortunate young girls and women who are forced to work as prostitutes by sex traffickers and criminal gangs are doubly victimized when, as inevitably happens, they end up in court. They have been cruelly exploited by the pimps and panderers who first lured them into the trade, then ruthlessly confiscated their earnings. Society penalizes the women a second time when, in addition to putting them in jail, it stamps them with a criminal record that follows them for the rest of their lives...