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Dallas Based 'PDI New Life' Attacks Prostitution

Mar 21, 2013
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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.

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Tamara* started selling sex at age 20. "You just kinda fall into it," she says. "I thought it would be exciting. Living off the land. Footloose and fancy-free." Then came the the rapes and the beatings by customers, the felony drug charge, and all the time in Dallas County Jail.

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