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NEWS:  State’s battle against sex, labor slavery becomes public

NEWS:  State’s battle against sex, labor slavery becomes public

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  Only about 1 percent of human trafficking victims escape bondage, according to victim advocates. Of that percentage, few press charges against their assailants, especially if the enslaved person is an adult.

So when South Carolina reports there have been 50 state cases of trafficking in persons closed and 28 cases pending in 2016, that number belies the prevalence of modern-day slavery.

“Slavery never ended,” said a representative** at Fresh Start Healing Heart (FSHH), a Charleston organization that works with the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force. “It’s been going on for so long. It’s just so hidden in plain sight … (But) more people are starting to talk about it so we’re finding more cases.”

by · 09/29/2017 · News
TOP FIVE:  From human trafficking to wage stagnation and more

TOP FIVE: From human trafficking to wage stagnation and more

This week’s Top Five stories you might have missed include pieces on the sale of Free Times, human trafficking, stagnating wages, impact of the Panama Canal’s expansion and the state’s aerospace industry.

by · 05/06/2016 · Top Five
Letters: Human trafficking, marijuana tax for road funds

Letters: Human trafficking, marijuana tax for road funds

“One of the most common places (under everyone’s noses) for this to take place is those Asian nail salons. I know women who get their nails done in those places because they’re cheaper and the women don’t talk English so they don’t have to bother with chitchat.”

by · 01/23/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
Hype over human trafficking justified, officials say

Hype over human trafficking justified, officials say

By Andy Brack | Human trafficking is back in the media in South Carolina because state legislators sheepishly admit they need to correct a problem with the new law, called one of the toughest in the nation. When the proposal was written — and later passed — it didn’t include a necessary provision to add jurisdiction to the State Grand Jury to allow it to use the law to thwart instances of what Attorney General Alan Wilson calls “modern-day slavery.”

by · 01/16/2015 · News