Paul: In my opinion as a somewhat liberal defense lawyer, I think most operations absolutely are entrapment.
Entrapment Is Defined as Encouraging an Individual to Perform an Activity They Normally Would Not However, case law will define entrapment as law enforcement creating a situation wherein the defendant is encouraged to do something that the defendant ordinarily would not have done.
Many traffickers send letters and money to prisoners in an effort to build a relationship with them.
In these letters traffickers try to convince inmates to live with them when they leave prison.
Sometimes these women are recruited by other female inmates who are paid by outside pimps.
John Meekins has been a correctional officer in a women’s prison for more than nine years and has witnessed inmates being solicited and coerced while behind bars.Branding — A tattoo or carving on a victim that indicates ownership by a trafficker/pimp/gang.Brothel (a/k/a Cathouse or Whorehouse) — These establishments may be apartments, houses, trailers, or any facility where sex is sold on the premises. Most brothels have security measures to prevent attacks by other criminals or provide a warning if law enforcement are nearby.Interviewer: Can you explain the primary defenses to prostitution charges that are frequently utilized, such as entrapment and mistake?How do the police avoid entrapment in their undercover operations?