Sara Jessimy Kruzan

Sara Jessimy Kruzan was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole at the age of 17, after being convicted of killing the man who had been abusing, raping, and trafficking her from the time she was 11 years old. After more than 19 years of incarceration, hersentence was commuted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in California and she was later granted parole. Today, Kruzan is a human rights advocate and fights on behalf of victims of child sex trafficking, systemic violence, and those impacted by disproportionate and extreme sentencing.
Sex-Trafficking: Stop Victimizing The Victims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sex-Trafficking: Stop Victimizing The Victims

A bill in the Hawaii Legislature would allow greater discretion in sentencing sex-trafficked minors convicted of assaulting their abusers.