September 5, 2015
Re: Life and Death Communication Issues
Catholic Bishops & Associates Via Email
Salvation Army Human Trafficking Division Via Email
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Jody Williams. I was involved in the sex industry from the late 1970's to the mid-1980's. During that time, I not only was a victim of sex trafficking myself, but I also was witnessing many different types of trafficking as well. As well as witnessing trafficking – I was also witnessing people trying to leave these various situations – only to find either nothing to help them or even outright barriers in their way.
When I was arrested during a very high profile scandal in 1984 I was dubbed the “High Tech Madam” (www.hightechmadam.com) – I found I was unable to mount a defense for myself because I was viewed as a criminal by our legal system who had no way of u…