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OPEN LETTER REGARDING MASS INCARCERATION

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First of all - I'm trying to talk about 30 years of work in the area of sex trafficking in this letter so it's going to be long.  If you care about Prop 47 working, and also reducing the number of inmates being incarcerated who don't have to be - then I assure you reading this letter to the end will be worth your time.  If you're on a phone instead of a computer - please switch to a computer or print this out to read.

Complex problems such as sex trafficking aren't solved in 140 characters on twitter, five minute conversations, or hashtags.  So please read this letter to hear from the oldest and largest program of sex trafficking survivors on the issue of mass incarceration - as well as from the group who founded the first alternative to sentencing program for prostitutes in Los Angeles.  Our members are wanting to maintain their "personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films" so to hear from them I've prepared this letter.

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HISTORY OF PROSTITUTION

I was watching that pawn shop show and this woman brings in a conductor's baton that was signed by the Red Rooster Brothel.  Next thing I know I'm hearing that after WWI the government started building military bases in the USA.  The towns evidently objected to having the bases in their town for fear it would bring brothels into town to "serve" the soldiers.  I'm then hearing that this is why prostitution was outlawed in every city just about except Nye and Storey County in Nevada is because our government wanted to build bases.

Curious if this was why our government puts on this "face" about objecting to prostitution while I know for a fact they use it as part of their intelligence gathering, as well as to "seal deals", including raise cash which I saw happen during Iran Contra in the 1980's - I went online to do a little homework.  Sure enough I find this article - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/world/asia/08korea.html?_r=0

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