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TENNESSEE'S SYSTEM

People think that what I'm talking about doesn't affect THEM.  They think "well that's just a couple of prostitutes so why should I care?"

You should care because if the system is broken, then we're just the ones they go after FIRST.  Then once they've worked out the kinks - it's game on.

Tennessee is named as one of the top states who have parents in jail.  http://www.newschannel5.com/news/tn-nearly-tops-list-of-kids-with-parents-in-jail

What I don't see discussed is ON WHAT CHARGES?  Because if someone is locked up on prostitution charges - guess what happens to the kids?

Foster care.

Tennessee is where the biggest trafficking case in history was faked.  http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/04/the-somali-sex-slave-ring-that-wasnt

Up to this case, when someone was arrested for prostitution - we'd then ask the court to consider giving a woman with children "alternative sentencing" to come to our program instead of going to jail.

Only s…