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Video: Prostitution Diversion Program Helps Inmates Start Over

Through a program at the Harris County Jail, 20 women are working to avoid returning to a life of prostitution. The program is led by a woman who knows only too well the struggles they face.

After several run-ins with the law and facing a potentially decades-long sentence behind bars, Kathryn Griffin abandoned a life of prostitution and drug use. Knowing that she had the ability to start her life anew, Griffin created a ground-breaking Harris County program to rehabilitate others like her. This year, the Texas Legislature took notice of her work and passed a law authorizing the establishment of prostitution courts elsewhere in the state.

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