Nearly 30 million people across the world are currently living in slavery, according to the inaugural Global Slavery Index , compiled by the Walk Free Foundation. The study estimates the prevalence of slavery in 162 countries, based on both internal research and data from UNICEF and the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report.
On today’s show host Margot Patterson talks with Barry R. Grissom, Us Attorney for the state of Kansas about human trafficking in our area and across the nation. If you have information about a possible case of human trafficking you can contact The Attorney General’s Office at:
500 State Ave, Suite 360
Kansas City, Kansas 66101.
email Mr Grissom at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the second half of our show Allie Bush talks with Pete Smith, President of the Midwest Innocence Project about their efforts to exonerate people convicted of crimes they did not commit. The mission of the Midwest Innocence Project is to advocate for and obtain the exoneration and release of wrongfully convicted people, primarily in Missouri and Kansas.
Last week on Jaws of Justice Radio we spotlighted the case of Robert Nelson and his fight to get the DNA test that freed him from a wrongful conviction. This exoneration was the result of the efforts of his sister, Sea Dunnell and the Midwest Innocence Project. To find out more contact MIP at:
Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113