Costly Health Care for Elderly Inmates

By: Kristine Alarcon The people confined in prison are getting sicker and older. There has been a rapid increase in prisoners 50 years and older in crowded federal correctional facilities. The rate is so fast that geriatric wards or convalescent homes are needed in prisons. As a result, American taxpayers are paying for the rising … Read more

Improving Primary Care by Addressing Trauma

  “Understanding the link between trauma and health is an epiphany for clinicians. Many of us have spent years struggling to help our patients improve their health but did not realize that there was a missing ingredient in our model of care. Trauma affects health not only through psychological and behavioral factors, but also biologically, … Read more

Texas: Undocumented Immigration is Direct Pipeline Into Sex Trafficking

By: Sara Kim One of the national issues most prevalent in Texas may be centered on border control and the flow of undocumented immigrants. However, there is a hidden link between border control and another multi-billion dollar organized crime activity: human trafficking. Because many of the undocumented immigrants who cross the border are left vulnerable … Read more

Cambodian Women “Trapped” Into the Sex and Garment Industries

By: Charmaine Santos Many people assume that women in the sex industry are “forced,” but this might not be entirely true according to an interview Voice of America conducted with journalist, writer, and artist Anne Elizabeth Moore. Women in Cambodia have very few employment opportunities except in the industries of garment manufacturing and sex work. … Read more

The Plight of Children Trafficked in India for Domestic Servitude

By Luis Gay Thousands of children are missing from “remote tribal areas [in India] as human traffickers respond to a surge in demand for domestic child labour in booming urban districts.” More specifically, “more than 10,500 children were registered as missing fromthe central state of Chhattisgarh.” Many believe the children were trafficked out of the … Read more