With sex trafficking not even recognized as “real” by general society, or our legal system, yet this also meant there was no money for services for these victims. No “reputable” person nor program wanted to be associated with “prostitutes” then whether adult or juvenile. You had doctors such as Patrick Carnes willing to talk about sex addiction – but no one wanted to step up to help prostitutes”.
The guards where the transgenders were being held were so scared of being physically close to these inmates, they were being housed in sleeping bags in the cafeteria. Doctors didn't even want to give them proper medical attention so many were not getting their hormones nor their AZT medications popular then. The transgenders and the pregnant females needing drug treatment were the first to be allowed early release. Those HIV + and pregnant who had other criminal charges other than prostitution were allowed to be sent to a special residential drug treatment program which included “Prostitutes Anonymous” meetings. (Our program's name was changed in 1995 to Sex Workers Anonymous.)
Those the court knew were not out there “by choice” were allowed to come to our program instead of jail or do house arrest along with our meetings. Out of 2000 female inmates 1800 of them were there for prostitution charges. Over 80 % of these had multiple kids who were now in the foster care system because of their incarceration, while for 90 % of them reported this was not their first arrest for prostitution.
'“End Demand” is nothing more than a smoke screen for rounding up Hispanic men in cheap and fast stings as a way to cart off 30 men a night into custody while looking like “heroes” – many of who are found to be illegal aliens who can't even post bail, let alone have an attorney appointed to them. Celeste Guap just proved our view trafficking victims are not found on street corners, but instead indoors because of the tape which surfaced where she's being advised when to stay inside and for how long by the officers trafficking her. Let's be clear – trafficking by it's definition involves corrupt law enforcement or it would be called pimping instead. Statutory rape doesn't change just because money is involved involved either.