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The CEO of Backpage.com, which has offices in Dallas, has been arrested in Houston on felony sex charges. The company began in the back pages of alternative newspapers like the Dallas Observer.

The Dallas Police Department created the program in 2007 to address the growing problem of crime and prostitution. Instead of just processing sex workers, police give them a choice of jail or attendance in a comprehensive program that combats everything from mental trauma to substance abuse and homelessness. Mother Jones' Erika Eichelberger delves into the program's history and its cost-saving results.