Purchased: Not For Sale

“I think there’s a girl in the ER that’s being trafficked.” The voice of the University Health nurse sounded shaky and nervous. She had attended a hospital-wide human trafficking training weeks before this moment. It’s one thing to learn about human trafficking but it is entirely different to be standing face to face with a pimp, in an ER with a woman laying in a hospital bed, beat to a pulp. The nurse had seen the red flags and picked up the phone to call the emergency hotline of Purchased:Not for Sale, a local organization fighting the fight of...

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